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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
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STAMPED, SO EDUCATORS CAN EASILY SHOW A PORTION OF THE VIDEO OR THE
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SERIES SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Mankind The Story of All of Us
is an epic 12-hour series that tells the story of humanity for a new generation of
viewers. At the heart of this series is the story of how humans have used our defining
powers to learn, innovate and adapt, from the birth of our planet through today. How
did Mankind overcome the possibility of extinction, growing from just a few thousand
people to the billions in our world today? The series covers major world history
milestones including the Ice Age, the advent of farming, the growth of cities, nations
and empires, the rise of trade networks, the Industrial Revolution, major wars, disease
and modern medicine, technology, space travel and more.
This series provides an exciting new way for students to learn about our world. This
series interweaves history with science, allowing students to see how human actions
have been shaped by the natural world and the ways humans have harnessed the
resources of our planet to achieve progress. Critical turning points and advances are
explained through a series of “keys” that humans have used to advance forward.
These keys provide a road map for understanding the history of our world, and how we
became the people we are today. Highly ambitious in scale and with cutting-edge CGI
– this is the story of all of us.
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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
EPISODE 1: INVENTORS
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ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: On an extraordinary planet, an
extraordinary species emerges. Liquid water and fire, known to exist only on Earth, allow mankind to
thrive. Threatened by extinction, we use our defining powers to innovate. Farming is invented,
animals are domesticated, small towns and cities emerge, and networks of trade and communication
blossom. The written word enables new advances in technology and engineering, including stunning
structures and monuments such as the Pyramids and Stonehenge. Yet disease and warfare also
emerge, creating enormous challenges even as the population continues to grow.
Keys Include: Fire, Water, Domestication of Animals, Farming, Writing, Trade
Terms to define: agriculture, domesticate, entrepreneur, fertile, flourish, olfactory,
stereoscopic, dexterous, micro-climate
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 1: Inventors
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first
steps: Mankind begins. But it s a world full of danger. Threatened by extinction, we innovate
to survive--discovering fire and farming; building cities and pyramids; inventing trade--and
mastering the art of war. From humble beginnings, we become the dominant creature on the
planet. Now the future belongs to us.
Introduction
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1.
How long after the universe begins is mankind born? _____________________________
2.
The Rift Valley of East Africa was a fertile laboratory for what?
____________________________
Bonus: How long would a thousand pounds of meat feed a family of six?
__________________________
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3.
What does mankind invent to be able to compete against the natural predators of Africa?
_______________________
4.
What is the key to mankind’s survival? _________________________
5.
Better nutrition boosts the human ____________________. Over two million years, it more
than ____________________ in size, with trillions of connections. The most
____________________ structure in the universe, letting us ____________________,
communicate, and love.
6.
Over ____________________ ago, mankind settles the Middle East, Asia, Australia and
Europe. As we spread out, a slight shift in the Earth’s axis away from the sun
____________________ the planet. Average temperatures drop up to ____________________. A
third of the planet under ____________________.
7.
What do we devise to help keep us alive? _________________________
8.
In this frozen world, ____________________ makes a great leap forward.
____________________ turns caves into homes. We sharpen animal bones into the first
____________________, and make tailored ____________________ for the first time.
9.
What is the most uniquely human invention? ____________________
10.
What becomes man’s best friend? ____________________
11.
Four hundred generations ago, in the ____________________, a woman whose name we will
never know, nurtures into life the ____________________ of humanity. Scientists call her:
_____________________________________________.
Bonus: How much of the globe does water cover? __________________
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Farming / domestication of animals
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What idea gives birth to the world we live in today? ______________________________
13.
A new crop conquers the globe: ____________________. From a single sixty-pound
____________________, seventy loaves of ____________________.
14.
By ____________________ farming reaches Southern England, creating a blue print for the
future: ____________________. Mankind’s first settled communities. And a new figure:
____________________ …The first farm ____________________: pigs, sheep, goats, cattle.
15.
Taming and ____________________ other animal is they key to the growth of our
____________________. But farming also opens up a new battlefront against mankind’s most
enduring enemy: ____________________.
Bonus: How tall are the average man and woman around 3,000 B.C.?
______________________________________________________________
16.
Owning land gives birth to what new enemy? _______________________
17.
The birth of ____________________. One in ten skeletons from early farming folk show signs
of ____________________. A farmer can expect to die ____________________ years before our
hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Rise of organized religion
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With farming life comes another leap for mankind: new ways of ____________________ and
the beginnings of organized ____________________.
19.
What was Stonehenge? ___________________________________________________
20.
On the banks of the River Nile in ____________________, mankind builds one of the first
great civilizations. Its greatest engineering feat: a vast ____________________ tomb for the
pharaoh ____________________, god-king of Egypt. The tallest man-made structure for the next
____________________ years. ____________________ workers. No ____________________
tools. No wheeled vehicles. Just soft ____________________ chisels and saws.
21.
Who was one of the first and greatest engineers in the story of mankind?
____________________
22.
What was they key to most of the achievements of mankind? ____________________
23.
Developed 5,000 years ago in the ____________________, writing is an
____________________ of the human brain.
24.
Hemiunu’s vision brings together a ____________________ never seen before. It takes
____________________ years and ____________________ blocks of stone, each weighing more
than a pickup truck, lifted ____________________ feet off the ground. Workers organized into
____________________ gangs.
25.
What is deep inside the pyramid? ________________________________
Bonus: What was the pyramid capped with? ____________________
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Cities / trade
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Across the Middle East, the first ____________________ rise, a revolution in human life.
____________________, today in modern Turkey. The city gives birth to two new keys to human
progress: ____________________ and ____________________. A new kind of man: the
____________________.
27.
True or False: Imdi Ilum trades in one of the rarest and most valuable materials of his day:
iron.
28.
____________________ is the key to a new industry. When added to copper it produces
____________________. Strong, sharp, the metal that changes the face of
____________________ for the next 2,000 years.
29.
Almost 4,000 years ago, traders like Imdi turned ____________________ into something
new. They literally make ____________________. Hundreds of Imdi’s ____________________ on
clay tablets survive.
30.
Trade and industry are forging new ____________________ across the world. Amur
____________________ a valuable cargo through bandit country.
31.
Traders spread ____________________ across the world, connecting the Middle East to
India, Europe and beyond. But the trade in ____________________, and the struggle to
____________________ it, now lead to the birth of modern ____________________.
Tutmoses iii
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Megiddo, in modern day ____________________. April 16, 1457 B.C. Egypt’s new pharaoh,
____________________ III. Young. Ambitious. Untested. Middle eastern warlords have seized
____________________ of the city of ____________________, the key to the trade networks of the
ancient world. ____________________ troops.
33.
Why was April 16, 1457 B.C. important?
______________________________________________________________________
Bonus: In the Bible, what will Megiddo give its name to? ____________________
34.
Mankind’s struggle for ____________________ creates the world’s first great empires.
Egypt’s ____________________ Tutmoses III leads an army of 12,000 into battle for
____________________ of the city of Megiddo.
35.
Egyptian ____________________ record the turning point: the enemy
____________________ headlong into Mediggo in fear.
36.
What do the rebel warlords hand over as hostages? ____________________
37.
Tutmoses III ____________________ the Egyptian empire to its greatest size ever____________________ square miles.
38.
From a species struggling to survive, mankind has unlocked the ____________________ to
controlling our destiny: ____________________, ____________________,
____________________, building ____________________, pioneering ____________________,
and the art of ____________________. One man can now control the lives of
____________________. Man with the power of a ____________________.
39.
What is the new material that will transform our future? ____________________
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 1: Inventors
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Introduction
1.
2.
0:00
How long after the universe begins is mankind born? 13 billion years
The Rift Valley of East Africa was a fertile laboratory for what? life
Bonus: How long would a thousand pounds of meat feed a family of six? A month
Fir e
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3.
What does mankind invent to be able to compete against the natural predators of Africa?
Tools and weapons
4.
What is the key to mankind’s survival? Fire
5.
Better nutrition boosts the human brain. Over two million years, it more than doubles in size,
with trillions of connections. The most complex structure in the universe, letting us think,
communicate, and love.
6.
Over 50,000 years ago, mankind settles the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe. As we
spread out, a slight shift in the Earth’s axis away from the sun cools the planet. Average
temperatures drop up to 14 degrees. A third of the planet under ice.
7.
What do we devise to help keep us alive? New technologies
8.
In this frozen world, mankind makes a great leap forward. Fire turns caves into homes. We
sharpen animal bones into the first needles, and make tailored clothes for the first time.
9.
What is the most uniquely human invention? Art
10.
What becomes man’s best friend? Wolves
11.
Four hundred generations ago, in the Middle East, a woman whose name we will never know,
nurtures into life the future of humanity. Scientists call her: Our Farming Mother.
Bonus: How much of the globe does water cover? 70%
Farming / domestication of animals
15:50
12.
What idea gives birth to the world we live in today? Planting seeds / farming
13.
A new crop conquers the globe: wheat. From a single sixty-pound bushel, seventy loaves of
bread.
14.
By 3,000 B.C. farming reaches Southern England, creating a blue print for the future: the
village. Mankind’s first settled communities. And a new figure: the leader…The first farm animals:
pigs, sheep, goats, cattle.
15.
Taming and breeding other animal is they key to the growth of our population. But farming
also opens up a new battlefront against mankind’s most enduring enemy: disease.
Bonus: How tall are the average man and woman around 3,000 B.C.? 5 foot three inches for a
man, women five feet
16.
Owning land gives birth to what new enemy? Each other
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The birth of warfare. One in ten skeletons from early farming folk show signs of violence. A
farmer can expect to die five years before our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
Rise of organized religion
23:15
18.
With farming life comes another leap for mankind: new ways of mourning and the beginnings
of organized religion.
19.
What was Stonehenge? A religious monument to those we have lost
20.
On the banks of the River Nile in Africa, mankind builds one of the first great civilizations. Its
greatest engineering feat: a vast pyramid tomb for the pharaoh Khufu, god-king of Egypt. The tallest
man-made structure for the next 4,000 years. 35,000 workers. No iron tools. No wheeled vehicles.
Just soft copper chisels and saws.
21.
Who was one of the first and greatest engineers in the story of mankind? Hemiunu
22.
What was they key to most of the achievements of mankind? Writing
23.
Developed 5,000 years ago in the Middle East, writing is an extension of the human brain.
24.
Hemiunu’s vision brings together a workforce never seen before. It takes twenty years and
two-million blocks of stone, each weighing more than a pickup truck, lifted four hundred feet off the
ground. Workers organized into competing gangs.
25.
What is deep inside the pyramid? A burial chamber for Khufu
Bonus: What was the pyramid capped with? Gold
Cities / trade
30:25
26.
Across the Middle East, the first cities rise, a revolution in human life. Kanesh, today in
modern Turkey. The city gives birth to two new keys to human progress: trade and industry. A new
kind of man: the entrepreneur.
27.
True or False: Imdi Ilum trades in one of the rarest and most valuable materials of his day:
iron. (tin)
28.
Tin is the key to a new industry. When added to copper it produces bronze. Strong, sharp, the
metal that changes the face of warfare for the next 2,000 years.
29.
Almost 4,000 years ago, traders like Imdi turned writing into something new. They literally
make history. Hundreds of Imdi’s letters on clay tablets survive.
30.
Trade and industry are forging new connections across the world. Amur transports a valuable
cargo through bandit country.
31.
Traders spread civilization across the world, connecting the Middle East to India, Europe and
beyond. But the trade in bronze, and the struggle to control it, now lead to the birth of modern
warfare.
Bonus: How much of a profit would half-a-ton of tin bring? 100%
Tutmoses iii
36:30
32.
Megiddo, in modern day Israel. April 16, 1457 B.C. Egypt’s new pharaoh, Tutmoses III.
Young. Ambitious. Untested. Middle eastern warlords have seized control of the city of Megiddo, the
key to the trade networks of the ancient world. 12,000 troops.
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Why was April 16, 1457 B.C. important? It was the first recorded battle in the story of mankind
Bonus: In the Bible, what will Megiddo give its name to? Armageddon
34.
Mankind’s struggle for resources creates the world’s first great empires. Egypt’s pharaoh
Tutmoses III leads an army of 12,000 into battle for control of the city of Megiddo.
35.
Egyptian scribes record the turning point: the enemy fled headlong into Mediggo in fear.
36.
What do the rebel warlords hand over as hostages? Their children
37.
Tutmoses III expands the Egyptian empire to its greatest size ever- 400,000 square miles.
38.
From a species struggling to survive, mankind has unlocked the keys to controlling our
destiny: fire, farming, communication, building cities, pioneering trade, and the art of war. One man
can now control the lives of millions. Man with the power of a god.
39.
What is the new material that will transform our future? Iron
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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
EPISODE 2: IRON MEN
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OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN
ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Rogue pirates plunder the
Mediterranean coast, signaling on-going conflict between newly emerging societies. But the
discovery of iron and its incredible uses helps mankind create new ways of life. Armed with
metal tools, humans construct new societies and amazing vessels. Early forms of
government, including democracy in Athens, help guide us. Humans develop monotheistic
religions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. People power shapes the world, as
warfare continues to divide us.
Keys Include: Alphabet, Iron, Democracy, Monotheism, Ship building
Terms to define: city-state, coagulate, democracy, progress, magnetic field, nomadic,
self-determination, tyranny, phalanx, immortal, cosmopolitan
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 2: Iron Men
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: A mysterious band of pirates plunders the
Mediterranean coast--leaving destruction in its wake. Empires fall, but out of the chaos, we
discover iron. Armed with this wonder metal, ordinary folk can overthrow tyrants and build a
new world order. From the birth of democracy in Athens, to the creation of the Bible in
Babylon--people power reshapes Mankind.
Sea people
0:00
1.
The Nile Delta of Egypt, ____________________ years before Christ. Mankind’s greatest
civilizations falling one by one. A new ____________________. Egyptians call them the
____________________. Hungry. Violent. Their origin a ____________________ even today.
2.
A thousand years after the age of the pyramids, even mighty ____________________ faces
destruction. Around the ____________________, great cities and empires are swept away by
peoples on the move. ____________________, the Mycenaeans in Greece, the Hittite empire of
Turkey.
3.
Chaos rules. Trade dries ____________________. Supplies of bronze, the lifeblood of
civilization, dwindle to ____________________. Mankind faces the collapse of thousands of years of
____________________.
Discovery of iron
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4.
What key to our future do a group of pioneering metal workers uncover on an island in the
eastern Mediterranean? ________________________________
5.
Alashiya, Cypress. An island named after its rich resources of ____________________. But
the supply of rare tin to make bronze from copper has ____________________ up. Faced with ruin,
metal workers make a ____________________ that will change the future of mankind.
6.
What material do the rusty red rocks found all over the island contain?
____________________
7.
Iron and charcoal ____________________ the surface of the planet. In Europe alone, 70
million acres of trees, an area bigger than ____________________, are felled to feed iron foundries,
creating the ____________________ of the world we know today.
8.
What does iron usher in? _________________________________
Sparta & Athens
8:15
9.
What Greek society is dedicated to war? ____________________________
10.
Their leader: Pausanias. A ____________________ of Sparta, acting Commander-in-Chief.
Bearing down on them, the super power of the day, ____________________. Sparta is just
____________________ square miles. The Persian Empire, more than a ____________________.
11.
Spartans are armed with the best weapons of the day, ____________________ and
____________________ of iron.
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Within Greece, Sparta’s rival: ____________________. Also small, vulnerable. A city of
____________________, ____________________, and ____________________.
13.
The small city-state of ____________________ faces a choice, submit to the Persian Empire
or fight for ____________________. An envoy of the Persian emperor Xerxes offers the people of
Athens a chance to ____________________ and avoid bloodshed. The cost, their _____________.
14.
Political decisions in Athens are made not by ____________________, but by its armed
____________________, men like Sophacles. A new political system, a legacy still shaping
civilization today: ____________________.
15.
What is the will of the people? _______________________________________________
16.
August, ____________________, near the coast of Greece. Bitter rivals lay aside their
differences to ____________________ their lands against a mighty empire. The Persians:
____________________ conscripted soldiers from across the ancient world. On the other side,
____________________ patriots.
17.
The Persian commander, ____________________, believes superior numbers will be the key
to an easy Persian ____________________.
18.
What new tactic do the Greeks unleash? ___________________________________
19.
The phalanx- a human ____________________. The Greeks ____________________ the
Persian advance. Soldiers scatter.
20.
Pausanias will be remembered as the Spartan commander who ____________________ the
war. Sophanes, as the ____________________ of all Athenians. With the help of
____________________ weapons, people power has resisted tyranny.
21.
What monument is generated to commemorate the victory? _______________________
22.
A temple to ____________________, goddess of wisdom, will become a
____________________ of democracy.
Rise of china
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In the ____________________, iron helps city-states fight for ____________________.
5,000 miles to the ____________________, it’s one of the building blocks of the world’s most
enduring empire: ____________________.
24.
True or False. Shi Huang Di, the first emperor of China, is on a journey to find the secret of
eternal life.
25.
What was crucial to Shi Huang Di’s success? ______________________________
26.
The liquid iron is cast into ____________________ to produce identical objects, by the
thousands. Two hundred years before Christ, the birth of ____________________. A technological
revolution driven by one of the greatest game changers: ____________________.
27.
What new weapon will transform the way we fight? ___________________________
28.
A new ____________________: standardized, ____________________ parts.
29.
Armed with the ____________________, the armies of the first emperor storm across six
warring ____________________. In just ____________________ years he conquers more than a
million square miles. ____________________ million people.
30.
How many years did it take to build The Great Wall of China? ____________________
31.
____________________ tablets prescribed by his doctors to make him
____________________ are destroying his brain and ____________________.
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Aged ____________________, Shi Huang Di, China’s first emperor,
____________________.
33.
List three things that are buried with the emperor.
a.
________________________________________________________________
b.
________________________________________________________________
c.
________________________________________________________________
The Phoenicians
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While in ____________________ the Age of Iron forges an empire, off the coast of
____________________, a fleet sails on an expedition that launches mankind’s first great age of
____________________. Leading a fleet of 60 ships, ____________________, king of Carthage.
He’s on one of the first recorded voyages of ____________________.
35.
True or False. Hanno’s people are the Phoenicians, the best shipbuilders in the world.
36.
What is a revolutionary invention for shipbuilding that keeps ships stable in the roughest
waters? _______________________________________
37.
Hanno has sailed from the Mediterranean into uncharted waters: the ____________________
Ocean. With 30,000 colonists he is looking for new ____________________, new
____________________.
38.
The first written description of Mount Cameroon, the largest ____________________ in West
____________________. Recorded using a revolutionary new writing technology: the
____________________.
39.
How many letters does the Phoenician alphabet have? ___________________________
40.
True or False. The alphabet is one of the keys to the future of communication.
Babylon
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41.
What book is created in Babylon using the alphabet? ____________________________
42.
Across the world, local ____________________ give way to powerful new beliefs, spread by
the written ____________________. World faiths still with us today. Hinduism unites much of
____________________. From the foothills of the Himalayas, the words of ____________________
spread out across Asia. And in ____________________, the writings of Confucius will help order the
lives of one quarter of the world.
43.
In Babylon’s ____________________, a group of exiles use their own alphabet, in the
language of ____________________, to write down the history and beliefs of their people. Two
generations ago, Babylonia conquered ____________________. Destroyed its temple to the Jewish
____________________ Yahweh, exiled the ____________________ to Babylon. Now captives in
a foreign land, the Jews begin what will become the most influential ____________________ in the
story of mankind: the ____________________.
44.
What revolutionary idea do the Jews create? ___________________________________
45.
True or False. Zerubbabel was an exiled prince and descendant of kings Solomon and David.
46.
What does Zerubabbel decide to do? _________________________________________
47.
What is the sacred city for Zerubabbel? _______________________________________
48.
Carrying with them words that will become the Old ____________________ of the Bible, the
most widely read ____________________ in the world. 6 ____________________ copies printed
over the last ____________________ years.
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 2: Iron Men
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Sea people
0:00
1.
The Nile Delta of Egypt, 1200 years before Christ. Mankind’s greatest civilizations falling one
by one. A new enemy. Egyptians call them the sea people. Hungry. Violent. Their origin a mystery
even today.
2.
A thousand years after the age of the pyramids, even mighty Egypt faces destruction. Around
the Mediterranean, great cities and empires are swept away by peoples on the move. Troy, the
Mycenaeans in Greece, the Hittite empire of Turkey.
3.
Chaos rules. Trade dries up. Supplies of bronze, the lifeblood of civilization, dwindle to
nothing. Mankind faces the collapse of thousands of years of progress.
Discovery of iron
3:55
4.
What key to our future do a group of pioneering metal workers uncover on an island in the
eastern Mediterranean? iron
5.
Alashiya, Cypress. An island named after its rich resources of copper. But the supply of rare
tin to make bronze from copper has dried up. Faced with ruin, metal workers make a discovery that
will change the future of mankind.
6.
What material do the rusty red rocks found all over the island contain? iron
7.
Iron and charcoal transform the surface of the planet. In Europe alone, 70 million acres of
trees, an area bigger than Oregon, are felled to feed iron foundries, creating the landscape of the
world we know today.
8.
What does iron usher in? a new age of warfare
Sparta & Athens
8:15
9.
What Greek society is dedicated to war? Sparta
10.
Their leader: Pausanias. A prince of Sparta, acting Commander-in-Chief. Bearing down on
them, the super power of the day, Persia. Sparta is just 3,000 square miles. The Persian Empire,
more than a million.
11.
Spartans are armed with the best weapons of the day, spears and swords of iron.
12.
Within Greece, Sparta’s rival: Athens. Also small, vulnerable. A city of merchants, playwrights,
and farmers.
13.
The small city-state of Athens faces a choice, submit to the Persian Empire or fight for
freedom. An envoy of the Persian emperor Xerxes offers the people of Athens a chance to surrender
and avoid bloodshed. The cost, their freedom.
14.
Political decisions in Athens are made not by kings, but by its armed citizens, men like
Sophacles. A new political system, a legacy still shaping civilization today: Democracy.
15.
What is the will of the people? They fight (will never surrender)
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August, 479 BC, near the coast of Greece. Bitter rivals lay aside their differences to defend
their lands against a mighty empire. The Persians: 100,000 conscripted soldiers from across the
ancient world. On the other side, Greek patriots.
17.
The Persian commander, Mardonnius, believes superior numbers will be the key to an easy
Persian victory.
18.
What new tactic do the Greeks unleash? The phalanx
19.
The phalanx- a human tank. The Greeks smash the Persian advance. Soldiers scatter.
20.
Pausanias will be remembered as the Spartan commander who won the war. Sophanes, as
the bravest of all Athenians. With the help of iron weapons, people power has resisted tyranny.
21.
What monument is generated to commemorate the victory? The Parthenon
22.
A temple to Athena, goddess of wisdom, will become a symbol of democracy.
Rise of china
22:20
23.
In the west, iron helps city-states fight for freedom. 5,000 miles to the east, it’s one of the
building blocks of the world’s most enduring empire: China.
24.
True or False. Shi Huang Di, the first emperor of China, is on a journey to find the secret of
eternal life.
25.
What was crucial to Shi Huang Di’s success? Cast iron
26.
The liquid iron is cast into molds to produce identical objects by the thousands. Two hundred
years before Christ, the birth of mass production. A technological revolution driven by one of the
greatest game changers: war.
27.
What new weapon will transform the way we fight? The crossbow
28.
A new innovation: standardized, interchangeable parts.
29.
Armed with the crossbow, the armies of the first emperor storm across six warring kingdoms.
In just 9 years he conquers more than a million square miles. 27 million people.
30.
How many years did it take to build The Great Wall of China? 1800
31.
Mercury tablets prescribed by his doctors to make him immortal are destroying his brain and
body.
32.
Aged 49, Shi Huang Di, China’s first emperor, dies.
33.
List three things that are buried with the emperor.
a.
the wives who failed to bear him children
b.
hundreds of craftsmen, buried alive to keep the secrets of his tomb
c.
the terra cotta army (8,000 terra cotta soldiers)
The Phoenicians
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34.
While in China the Age of Iron forges an empire, off the coast of Africa, a fleet sails on an
expedition that launches mankind’s first great age of exploration. Leading a fleet of 60 ships, Hanno,
king of Carthage. He’s on one of the first recorded voyages of discovery.
35.
True or False. Hanno’s people are the Phoenicians, the best shipbuilders in the world.
36.
What is a revolutionary invention for shipbuilding that keeps ships stable in the roughest
waters? The keel
37.
Hanno has sailed from the Mediterranean into uncharted waters: the Atlantic Ocean. With
30,000 colonists he is looking for new lands, new opportunities.
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38.
The first written description of Mount Cameroon, the largest volcano in West Africa. Recorded
using a revolutionary new writing technology: the alphabet.
39.
How many letters does the Phoenician alphabet have? 22
40.
True or False. The alphabet is one of the keys to the future of communication.
Babylon
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41.
What book is created in Babylon using the Phoenician alphabet? The Bible
42.
Across the world, local religions give way to powerful new beliefs, spread by the written word.
World faiths still with us today. Hinduism unites much of India. From the foothills of the Himalayas,
the words of Buddha spread out across Asia. And in China, the writings of Confucius will help order
the lives of one quarter of the world.
43.
In Babylon’s libraries, a group of exiles use their own alphabet, in the language of Hebrew, to
write down the history and beliefs of their people. Two generations ago, Babylonia conquered
Jerusalem. Destroyed its temple to the Jewish god Yahweh, exiled the Jews to Babylon. Now
captives in a foreign land, the Jews begin what will become the most influential book in the story of
mankind: the Bible.
44.
What revolutionary idea do the Jews create? Monotheism
45.
True or False. Zerubbabel was an exiled prince and descendant of kings Solomon and David.
46.
What does Zerubabbel decide to do? Lead the Jews to the promised land
47.
What is the sacred city for Zerubabbel? Jerusalem
48.
Carrying with them words that will become the Old Testament of the Bible, the most widely
read book in the world. 6 billion copies printed over the last 500 years.
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EPISODE 3: EMPIRES
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 50-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK, TRUE
OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN
ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Huge engineering projects help spark
intricate cities that transform the lives of millions of people. The spread of Christianity and
other religions reveals the increasing interconnectedness of mankind. The greatest mega-city
on earth, Rome, becomes an engine of expansion while China builds an empire on the other
side of the world. A vast network of roads and shipping lanes allows goods and ideas to flow
across three continents. Mankind is connected like never before—this is the birth of
globalization.
Keys Include: Roads, Concrete, Trade, Silk, Communication
Terms to define: allegiance, amphibious, conquest, convert, dissident,
imperial, merchant, provincial
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 3: Empires
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Huge engineering projects help spark intricate cities
that transform the lives of millions of people. The spread of Christianity and other religions
reveals the increasing interconnectedness of mankind. The greatest mega-city on earth,
Rome, becomes an engine of expansion while China builds an empire on the other side of the
world. A vast network of roads and shipping lanes allows goods and ideas to flow across
three continents. Mankind is connected like never before—this is the birth of globalization.
Jesus
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1.
Jerusalem, _______________. A provincial city under _______________ rule. Occupied for
_______________ years.
2.
Who is the man who has been sentenced to death? ___________________________
3.
Jerusalem is on the _______________ edge of the Roman Empire. A vast network of
_______________ and trade routes. One of the keys to mankind’s progress:
_____________________________. Now, an idea born in the Middle East can _______________
around the Roman world.
4.
The followers of Jesus believe he is what? ______________________
5.
Why is he crucified? ________________________________
6.
True or False. Crucifixions were common in Rome.
7.
The followers of Jesus will _______________ his story and use the power of the empire to
spread his _______________.
Rome
6:15
8.
What is the imperial capital? _______________
9.
What creates a food shortage 18 years after the crucifixion? _______________
10.
Rome’s ruler, Emperor _______________. Disabled, insecure, and the most powerful man in
the western world. As emperor, Claudius is regarded as a _______________, but he still needs the
_______________ of his people to stay in power.
11.
What was one of the largest engineering projects in the empire? _______________
12.
The aqueduct is powered by _______________. It needs to drop one foot for every
_______________. To steep, and the water will _______________. Too shallow, and it will run
_______________.
13.
What is the secret to Roman construction? _______________
14.
The key ingredient of Roman concrete is volcanic _______________. Rome is surrounded by
_______________ volcanoes. Today, two-thirds of mankind live in buildings made of
_______________.
15.
True or False. The aqueduct was cheaper to construct than the Hoover Dam.
16.
What is the aqueduct called? _______________________________________
17.
How much water will Rome’s aqueducts deliver a day? _______________
18.
Most modern cities today are based on a blue print pioneered by whom? _______________
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The druids
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19.
Who leads the British resistance against the Romans? _______________
20.
Druid means “man of _______________.” Roman writers regard them as _______________,
and claim they practice human _______________.
21.
Rome has its _______________ on Britain’s natural riches, its precious _______________.
Deep underground, _______________, vital for aqueducts. Iron, copper and tin for tools and and
_______________. Silver to bankroll Roman _______________.
22.
Each Roman soldier is armed with a _______________, a short sword made from steel
designed for close quarter combat. A _______________, a heavy weight javelin, seven feet long
with a lethal metal spike. A _______________, used on defense and attack.
23.
By the time Paulinus is finished in Britain, his men kill as many as _______________ people.
The rebel stronghold, _______________. The _______________, annihilated.
24.
What was Rome’s first priority after it defeated British rebels? _______________
25.
Roman roads _______________ Roman towns, and conquered people become
_______________ of the empire. Paris, London, Barcelona laid out to the same _______________.
Gladiators
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26.
What is one of Rome’s most popular exports? _____________________________
27.
There are _______________ arenas across the empire. The largest hold _______________
people. Admission to the games is _______________. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of
_______________ civilization.
28.
True or False. Most gladiators are slaves who are forced to fight.
29.
Rome is at the height of its _______________. Its empire dominates _______________,
North Africa, and the Middle _______________. A _______________ of mankind is under Roman
rule.
The silk road
25:15
30.
What is the Chinese capital? _______________
31.
How long has China guarded the secret of how silk is made? ____________________
32.
Emperor Huan. He came to the _______________ at fourteen, and purged his family from the
_______________. The most powerful man in the _______________ world.
33.
The emperor _______________ the Romans, but doesn’t let on to how silk is
_______________.
34.
What does silk come from? ______________________
35.
What is the 5,000-mile trade route on which silk is exported from China called?
____________________________________
36.
Trade booms, but also the flow of _______________. Ideas that will _______________ the
future of mankind.
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The spread of Christianity
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37.
Who is the most important convert in the story of Christianity? _______________
38.
Paul writes letters to fellow _______________ around the empire: _______________,
Thessalonians, and Corinthians. They make up nearly half of the _________________.
39.
150 years later, on the outskirts of Carthage, one of the largest _______________ in the
Roman Empire, a group of Christians meet in _______________. Private houses double up as
_______________.
40.
True or False. Under Roman rule, Christianity is legal and converts like Perpetua had nothing
to fear.
41.
The empire’s secret _______________:the Frumentarii. They use a network of
_______________ to hunt down dissidents. Perpetua is charged with _______________. She is
sent to _______________ to await her fate. She keeps a _______________, the earliest words that
still survive written by a Christian woman.
42.
What is the ultimate test for any believer? ___________________________________
43.
How can Christians save themselves? ______________________________________
44.
What does Perpetua’s courage inspire the Roman guard, Pudens, to do? ________________
45.
In 100 years the number of Christians grows from 200,000 to what? _______________
Constantine
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46.
The year is _______________. The emperor Constantine is _______________. He makes a
decision that will shape the _______________ of the Roman Empire. The most powerful man in the
western world is _______________.
47.
What is the new Christian Capital? _________________________________________
48.
What is the Church of the Holy Wisdom? ____________________________________
49.
How many Christians are there today? ______________________________________
50.
What is the lasting legacy of the Roman Empire? ______________________________
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Jesus
0:00
1.
Jerusalem, 33 AD. A provincial city under Roman rule. Occupied for 100 years.
2.
Who is the man who has been sentenced to death? Jesus of Nazareth
3.
Jerusalem is on the eastern edge of the Roman Empire. A vast network of roads and trade
routes. One of the keys to mankind’s progress: mass communication. Now, an idea born in the
Middle East can spread around the Roman world.
4.
The followers of Jesus believe he is what? The messiah
5.
Why is he crucified? His teachings threaten peace
6.
True or False. Crucifixions were common in Rome.
7.
The followers of Jesus will retell his story and use the power of the empire to spread his
message.
Rome
6:15
8.
What is the imperial capital? Rome
9.
What creates a food shortage 18 years after the crucifixion? A series of droughts
10.
Rome’s ruler, Emperor Claudius. Disabled, insecure, and the most powerful man in the
western world. As emperor, Claudius is regarded as a god, but he still needs the support of his
people to stay in power.
11.
What was one of the largest engineering projects in the empire? an aqueduct
12.
The aqueduct is powered by gravity. It needs to drop one foot for every 300. To steep, and the
water will overflow. Too shallow, and it will run dry.
13.
What is the secret to Roman construction? Concrete
14.
The key ingredient of Roman concrete is volcanic ash. Rome is surrounded by 50 volcanoes.
Today, two-thirds of mankind live in buildings made of concrete.
15.
True or False. The aqueduct was cheaper to construct than the Hoover Dam.
16.
What is the aqueduct called? Aqua Claudia (the waters of Claudius)
17.
How much water will Rome’s aqueducts deliver a day? 250 million
18.
Most modern cities today are based on a blue print pioneered by whom? Rome
The druids
14:30
19.
Who leads the British resistance against the Romans? The Druid priests
20.
Druid means “man of oak.” Roman writers regard them as barbarians, and claim they practice
human sacrifice.
21.
Rome has its eye on Britain’s natural riches, its precious metals. Deep underground, lead,
vital for aqueducts. Iron, copper and tin for tools and and weapons. Silver to bankroll Roman armies.
22.
Each Roman soldier is armed with a gladius, a short sword made from steel designed for
close quarter combat. A pilum, a heavy weight javelin, seven feet long with a lethal metal spike. A
shield, used on defense and attack.
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23.
By the time Paulinus is finished in Britain, his men kill as many as 80,000 people. The rebel
stronghold, destroyed. The Druids, annihilated.
24.
What was Rome’s first priority after it defeated British rebels? Build roads
25.
Roman roads connect Roman towns, and conquered people become citizens of the empire.
Paris, London, Barcelona laid out to the same design.
Gladiators
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26.
What is one of Rome’s most popular exports? The games (gladiator)
27.
There are 400 arenas across the empire. The largest hold 50,000 people. Admission to the
games is free. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of Roman civilization.
28.
True or False. Most gladiators are slaves who are forced to fight.
29.
Rome is at the height of its power. Its empire dominates Europe, North Africa, and the Middle
East. A fifth of mankind is under Roman rule.
The silk road
25:15
30.
What is the Chinese capital? Luoyang
31.
How long has China guarded the secret of how silk is made? 3,000 years
32.
Emperor Huan. He came to the throne at fourteen, and purged his family from the court. The
most powerful man in the eastern world.
33.
The emperor welcomes the Romans, but doesn’t let on to how silk is made.
34.
What does silk come from? Silkworms
35.
What is the 5,000-mile trade route on which silk is exported from China called? The Silk Road
36.
Trade booms, but also the flow of ideas. Ideas that will transform the future of mankind.
The spread of Christianity
30:25
37.
Who is the most important convert in the story of Christianity? Paul
38.
Paul writes letters to fellow Christians around the empire: Romans, Thessalonians, and
Corinthians. They make up nearly half of the New Testament.
39.
150 years later, on the outskirts of Carthage, one of the largest ports in the Roman Empire, a
group of Christians meet in secret. Private houses double up as churches.
40.
True or False. Under Roman rule, Christianity is legal and converts like Perpetua had nothing
to fear.
41.
The empire’s secret police: the Frumentarii. They use a network of informers to hunt down
dissidents. Perpetua is charged with treason. She is sent to prison to await her fate. She keeps a
diary, the earliest words that still survive written by a Christian woman.
42.
What is the ultimate test for any believer? To die for your faith
43.
How can Christians save themselves? Make an offering to a Roman god
44.
What does Perpetua’s courage inspire the Roman guard, Pudens, to do? Convert
45.
In 100 years the number of Christians grows from 200,000 to what? 6 million
Constantine
42:20
46.
The year is 337. The emperor Constantine is dying. He makes a decision that will shape the
future of the Roman Empire. The most powerful man in the western world is baptized.
47.
What is the new Christian Capital? Constantinople (Istanbul)
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48.
49.
50.
What is the Church of the Holy Wisdom? The Hagia Sophia
How many Christians are there today? 2.2 billion
What is the lasting legacy of the Roman Empire? Christianity
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EPISODE 4: WARRIORS
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 45-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK, TRUE
OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN
ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: By the 5th century AD the Roman
Empire disintegrates, leaving a power vacuum in Europe. Barbarians destroy towns and
cities; Europe has entered the Dark Ages. But elsewhere in the world, humans achieve
progress. In the Arabian Desert, the discovery of gold helps ignite new innovations in
engineering and technology. Vikings open up new links. Mankind continues to clash in wars
over religion and territory.
Keys Include: Gold, Astronomy, Viking Longship
Terms to define: abundant, apocalyptic, ecological, metropolis, remnant, repudiate,
revert, stealth, vanguard
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 4: Warriors
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: By the 5th century AD the Roman Empire disintegrates,
leaving a power vacuum in Europe. Barbarians destroy towns and cities; Europe has entered
the Dark Ages. But elsewhere in the world, humans achieve progress. In the Arabian dessert,
the discovery of gold helps ignite new innovations in engineering and technology. Vikings
open up new links. Mankind continues to clash in wars over religion.
The vandals
0:00
1.
Rome, ____________________. At the gates of the Imperial Palace. Gaiseric, know as the
‘____________________,’ chief of the tribe of Germanic warriors: The ____________________.
They have crushed Roman armies in North Africa. Now, they are after the riches of
____________________ itself.
2.
True or False. The empress of Rome, Licina Eudoxia, is kidnapped by Gaiseric, but the
Roman Empire remains fine.
3.
True or False. The Vandals are educated and skilled in warfare, not savages.
4.
Eudoxia will spend the next ____________________ years at Gaiseric’s side. Her daughter,
forced to ____________________ his son. The empress of Rome ____________________ by a
barbarian.
5.
How many centuries did the Roman Empire last? ____________________
6.
With the collapse of ____________________, Europe reverts to a ____________________
of war, famine, and savagery.
7.
With the ____________________ of Rome, Europe will fragment and stay divided for
____________________ years. But two new forces emerge, ____________________ to the story of
mankind. From the frozen North: the ____________________. From the sun baked South: the
____________________.
The arabs & the spread of islam
9:20
8.
What is buried deep beneath the Arabian Desert? ____________________
9.
True or False. The Mahad Al Dahab mine was owned by Al-Hajajj-Al-Bahizi, who was from
the same tribe as the Prophet Mohammed.
10.
All the gold ever mined comes from outer ____________________, from a time almost four
billion years ago, known as the ‘heavy bombardment.’ ____________________ carrying traces of
gold rained down on the earth. Fourteen million times rarer than ____________________, all the
gold ever mined would fill just ____________________ Olympic swimming pools.
11.
What sparks a boom in trade a new chapter for mankind? ____________________
12.
From the trading center of ____________________, a charismatic leader emerges, the
Prophet Mohammed, and a new ____________________. In twenty years, ____________________
unites the warring tribes of Arabia.
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Cordoba
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13.
From Mecca, in modern day ____________________, Islam spreads across North Africa and
into Europe, dominating lands once controlled by the ____________________. A new civilization
reaches into Spain and builds a new city: ____________________.
14.
True or False. Abbas Ibn Firnas was an astronomer, engineer, and inventor.
15.
What does Ibn Firnas want to do? ____________________
16.
Cordoba is ____________________ to half a million Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In
Europe’s Dark Ages, a beacon of tolerance and ____________________. 37 libraries, the
knowledge of mankind, much of it ____________________ from ancient Greece and Rome.
17.
What math subject did the Arabs create? ____________________
18.
What numbers are still known as Arabic numerals? ____________________
The Vikings
19:08
19.
From their native Scandinavia, these Vikings have journeyed ____________________ miles
by sea and river, before settling in western ____________________. This country will be
____________________ after them. The Vikings call themselves the Russ,
‘_________________________________’.
20.
What do the Vikings offer Ibn Falan for trade? ____________________
21.
What does Ibn Falan offer the Vikings for trade? ____________________
22.
Ibn Falan arrives in time to see what Viking practice? ____________________
23.
True or False. Valhalla is the legendary Viking resting place of chiefs and warriors.
24.
The key to Viking exploration: their ____________________. Built with overlapping
____________________ planks, riveted along the keel, they’re strong but ____________________.
Powered by sail and ____________________, some can reach ____________________ knots, a
good speed for a modern racing yacht.
25.
The Vikings launch ____________________ along the coasts of Britain, Ireland, France, and
Spain. 30,000 Vikings settle in ____________________ in 60 years, and they set up colonies in
____________________.
26.
Who were the first Europeans to reach North America? _________________________
27.
True or False. The Vikings create great cities throughout Europe and convert to Christianity
becoming knights, princes, and Norsemen.
28.
Who becomes the famous Norsemen that invades Britain and becomes king of England?
_____________________________________________________________
29.
The Vikings will be on the frontline of what clash of civilizations? __________________
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Easter island
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30.
Easter Island in the ____________________ Ocean. Polynesians carve statues from
____________________ with Stone Age tools. Mankind the ____________________.
31.
Without charts or compasses, he has traveled ____________________ miles, to one of the
remotest places on ____________________. A volcanic island, half the size of Detroit, in the vast
emptiness of the ____________________ Ocean.
32.
On ____________________ Island, entirely alone, they’ll create a unique civilization,
surrounded by ____________________ of their ancestral gods.
33.
The forests provide all the ____________________ the islanders need. Palm trees 80 feet tall
become ____________________ and huts, and ____________________, to transport the Moai. To
lift them into place, wooden ____________________ and ropes made from
____________________ fiber.
34.
How many Moai do the Easter Islanders build to protect their isolated community? ___
35.
What led to the destruction of Easter Island?
_____________________________________________________________________
The crusades
36:25
36.
Who are the men attacking Jerusalem and intent on butchery? ___________________
37.
True or False. Tancred de Hauteville was a Christain knight who waged war on Islam.
38.
By the end of the ____________________ century, 600 years after the fall of Rome, the two
religions are great ____________________. Christianity dominates in the ____________________
and North, Islam in the ____________________ and South.
39.
True or False. Determined to curb the advance of Islam, the Pope calls on Christians to take
up arms against the holy city of Jerusalem.
40.
Jews revere Jerusalem as the ancient ____________________. Muslims know it as Al Quds,
‘The ____________________. From here, the Prophet Mohammed journeyed to
____________________. For Christians, ____________________ was crucified here.
41.
What does Pope Urban offer to all those who join the crusades?
_____________________________________________________________________
42.
With absolution ____________________, nothing holds back the ____________________.
43.
True or False. Tancred decides to kill all of the Muslims instead of ransom them.
44.
What did Tancred find had happened to his Muslim followers while he had been praying?
______________________________________________________________
45.
The crusades will continue for ____________________ centuries and cost more than a
____________________ lives.
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
The vandals
0:00
1.
Rome, 455 AD. At the gates of the Imperial Palace. Gaiseric, know as the ‘Spear King,’ chief
of the tribe of Germanic warriors: The Vandals. They have crushed Roman armies in North Africa.
Now, they are after the riches of Rome itself.
2.
True or False. The empress of Rome, Licina Eudoxia, is kidnapped by Gaiseric, but the
Roman Empire remains fine.
3.
True or False. The Vandals are educated and skilled in warfare, not savages.
4.
Eudoxia will spend the next seven years at Gaiseric’s side. Her daughter, forced to marry his
son. The empress of Rome enslaved by a barbarian.
5.
How many centuries did the Roman Empire last? five
6.
With the collapse of Rome, Europe reverts to a dark age of war, famine, and savagery.
7.
With the fall of Rome, Europe will fragment and stay divided for 1500 years. But two new
forces emerge, key to the story of mankind. From the frozen North: the Vikings. From the sun baked
South: the Arabs.
The arabs & the spread of islam
8.
9:20
What is buried deep beneath the Arabian Desert? Gold
9.
True or False. The Mahad Al Dahab mine was owned by Al-Hajajj-Al-Bahizi, who was from
the same tribe as the Prophet Mohammed.
10.
All the gold ever mined comes from outer space, from a time almost four billion years ago,
known as the ‘heavy bombardment.’ Astroids carrying traces of gold rained down on the earth.
Fourteen million times rarer than iron, all the gold ever mined would fill just three Olympic swimming
pools.
11.
What sparks a boom in trade a new chapter for mankind? A goldrush
12.
From the trading center of Mecca, a charismatic leader emerges, the Prophet Mohammed,
and a new religion. In twenty years, Islam unites the warring tribes of Arabia.
Cordoba
14:30
13.
From Mecca, in modern day Saudi Arabia, Islam spreads across North Africa and into Europe,
dominating lands once controlled by the Romans. A new civilization reaches into Spain and builds a
new city: Cordoba.
14.
True or False. Abbas Ibn Firnas was an astronomer, engineer, and inventor.
15.
What does Ibn Firnas want to do? Fly
16.
Cordoba is home to half a million Muslims, Christians, and Jews. In Europe’s Dark Ages, a
beacon of tolerance and learning. 37 libraries, the knowledge of mankind, much of it rescued from
ancient Greece and Rome.
17.
What math subject did the Arabs create? Algebra
18.
What numbers are still known as Arabic numerals? 0-9
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The Vikings
19:08
19.
From their native Scandinavia, these Vikings have journeyed 1,200 miles by sea and river,
before settling in western Russia. This country will be named after them. The Vikings call themselves
the Russ, ‘men who row’.
20.
What do the Vikings offer Ibn Falan for trade? Fur
21.
What does Ibn Falan offer the Vikings for trade? Arabian gold
22.
Ibn Falan arrives in time to see what Viking practice? A funeral
23.
True or False. Valhalla is the legendary Viking resting place of chiefs and warriors.
24.
The key to Viking exploration: their longships. Built with overlapping oak planks, riveted along
the keel, they’re strong but quick. Powered by sail and oars, some can reach 20 knots, a good speed
for a modern racing yacht.
25.
The Vikings launch raids along the coasts of Britain, Ireland, France, and Spain. 30,000
Vikings settle in Iceland in 60 years, and they set up colonies in Greenland.
26.
Who were the first Europeans to reach North America? The Vikings
27.
True or False. The Vikings create great cities throughout Europe and convert to Christianity
becoming knights, princes, and Norsemen.
28.
Who becomes the famous Norsemen that invades Britain and becomes king of England?
William the Conqueror
29.
The Vikings will be on the frontline of what clash of civilizations? The crusades
Easter island
29:25
30.
Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean. Polynesians carve statues from rock with Stone Age tools.
Mankind the builder.
31.
Without charts or compasses, he has traveled 2,500 miles, to one of the remotest places on
earth. A volcanic island, half the size of Detroit, in the vast emptiness of the Pacific Ocean.
32.
On Easter Island, entirely alone, they’ll create a unique civilization, surrounded by statues of
their ancestral gods.
33.
The forests provide all the materials the islanders need. Palm trees 80 feet tall become
canoes and huts, and rollers, to transport the Moai. To lift them into place, wooden levers and ropes
made from tree fiber.
34.
How many Moai do the Easter Islanders build to protect their isolated community? 900
35.
What led to the destruction of Easter Island? They cut down all the trees (no more canoes)
The crusades
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36.
Who are the men attacking Jerusalem and intent on butchery? The crusaders
37.
True or False. Tancred de Hauteville was a Christain knight who waged war on Islam.
38.
By the end of the 11th century, 600 years after the fall of Rome, the two religions are great
rivals. Christianity dominates in the West and North, Islam in the East and South.
39.
True or False. Determined to curb the advance of Islam, the Pope calls on Christians to take
up arms against the holy city of Jerusalem.
40.
Jews revere Jerusalem as the ancient capital. Muslims know it as Al Quds, ‘The Holy’. From
here, the Prophet Mohammed journeyed to heaven. For Christians, Christ was crucified here.
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41.
What does Pope Urban offer to all those who join the crusades? Eternal salvation
42.
With absolution assured, nothing holds back the crusaders.
43.
True or False. Tancred decides to kill all of the Muslims instead of ransom them.
44.
What did Tancred find had happened to his Muslim followers while he had been praying?
They were slaughtered by other crusaders
45.
The crusades will continue for two centuries and cost more than a million lives.
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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
EPISODE 5: THE PLAGUE
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 44-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK, TRUE
OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN
ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Mankind has made incredible strides.
The Inca Empire rises in the Americas. Led by Genghis Khan, the Mongols use novel military
strategies to conquer vast lands. But humans are also severely tested by one of the deadliest
diseases the world has known—the Plague. Mankind is ravaged by this disease in Europe
and parts of Asia. In the Americas, new farming techniques and the use of maize help propel
mankind forward. Amazing monuments such as Machu Picchu showcase mankind’s
architectural advances.
Keys Include Solar Flares/Climate Change, Communication, Bacteria, Maize
Terms to define: biological warfare, cavalry, cultivate, infinite, ultimatum, microorganisms, pandemic, vulnerable
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 5: The Plague
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Mankind has made incredible strides. The Inca Empire
rises in the Americas. Led by Genghis Khan, the Mongols use novel military strategies to
conquer vast lands. But humans are also severely tested by one of the deadliest diseases the
world has known—the Plague. Mankind is ravaged by this disease in Europe and parts of
Asia. In the Americas, new farming techniques and the use of maize help propel mankind
forward. Amazing monuments such as Machu Picchu showcase mankind’s architectural
advances.
The mongols
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1.
Northern China, 1215 AD. The ___________________ are coming. 50,000 warriors. The
world’s greatest cavalry ___________________. Their leader: Genghis Khan. One of the bloodiest
___________________ in human history. His target: Chung Tu. Today’s Beijing, China’s
___________________ city.
2.
Now a battle for the future of mankind between the ___________________ dweller and the
___________________.
3.
Genghis Khan, son of a tribal ___________________. His father was murdered. He was sent
into ___________________.
4.
He ___________________ his captors, fights his way to the top, ___________________ the
Mongols, and begins a campaign of ___________________ that will change the world.
5.
What is the key to Genghis Khan’s success? _____________________________
6.
Using the ___________________ for warfare unlocks a new key for mankind.
7.
Mongol warriors have ___________________ horses each. They can eat and
___________________ on horseback. No army will travel so far and so fast until _______________.
8.
Climate ___________________ is one of the keys to the human story and drives the
___________________ to change the world.
9.
In Mongolia, ___________________ turns pasture into desert. To survive, the Mongols
sweep south, towards ___________________, the great power in Asia. Home to the biggest
___________________ in the world.
10.
What is Genghis Khan’s ultimatum? _______________________________________
11.
What is legend about the Mongols? ________________________________________
12.
What do the Mongols use to take the city? ______________________________________
13.
In his lifetime, Genghis ___________________ is said to be responsible for the deaths of up
to ___________________ people, as many as Adolf ___________________.
14.
He conquers more land in ___________________ years than Rome did in
___________________. 4.5 million square ___________________. The ___________________
empire so far in human history. And the key to its success: ___________________.
15.
Every 30 miles, a relay ___________________ with 400 horses. Government messengers,
carrying an official ___________________, can claim food and a fresh mount. The world’s first
___________________.
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The bubonic plague
12:30
16.
What is Kutluk suffering from? _____________________________________________
17.
What passes on this disease? _____________________________________________
18.
In 1337, ___________________ people die in Issyk Kul. 2 years later, there are
___________________ deaths. But this is just the ___________________.
19.
How did the plague make it to Europe? ________________________________________
20.
Black rats infest the ___________________ that travels along the Mongol trading routes.
Spreading out from Issyk Kul, the plague sweeps east to ___________________ and west towards
___________________.
21.
Kaffa, on the Black Sea. A thriving ___________________ at the crossroads of east and
west, controlled by ___________________ merchants. One man is credited with
___________________ the plague into Europe, a descendant of Genghis Khan: Jani Beg.
22.
What is Jani Beg’s terrible new weapon? _________________________________________
23.
The inhabitants of Kaffa try to outrun the plague and flee to ___________________. They
have no idea they are bringing the ___________________ with them. The plague, on route to the
world’s most densely populated ___________________.
24.
How long does the plague take to cross Asia? ________________________________
25.
Why is Europe perfect for the spreading of the bubonic plague?
________________________________________________________________________
26.
Once the plague bacteria mutate, how are they spread? ___________________________
27.
The kill rate of the plague goes from 75% to what? ___________________
28.
In six months, ___________________ people, 60% of Siena, wiped ___________________.
29.
Avignon, France. Home to ___________________ Clement VI, one of the most powerful men
in the ___________________, controlling vast armies and enormous ___________________.
30.
True or False. Pope Clement VI consecrates the River Rhone as a floating cemetery.
Saint valentine’s day massacre
31:35
31.
What rumor about the plague is spread in Strasbourg, Germany? ___________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
32.
When fear grips mankind, minorities are an easy ___________________. The authorities in
Strasbourg try to ___________________ them, posting guards in the streets, but isolation breeds
contempt. The mob takes the ___________________ into its own hands.
33.
February ___________________. A Saint Valentine’s Day ___________________. The Jews
of Strasbourg are given a choice: convert or ___________________. 1,000 Jews are
___________________ alive. But the massacre does nothing to save the city.
___________________ months later, the plague arrives, claiming another ___________________
victims.
34.
How many people die from plague over a 15-year period? ___________________
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36.
37.
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What stopped the plague from reaching the Americas? ____________________________
How many people live in the Americas? ___________________
True or False. The new world has horses, iron tools, and wheeled vehicles.
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38.
Thousands of feet above sea level, they cultivate ___________________ totally unknown to
the rest of the world. ___________________, tomatoes, ___________________. 60 years later, the
Spanish will bring these super foods back to ___________________. A key moment in shaping the
___________________ of mankind.
39.
True or False. The Incas enemy is the Chancas, bloodthirsty warriors who use the bones of
enemies as trophies.
40.
What is the Inca capital? ____________________________________
41.
True or False. Uscovilca, a dead king, leads the Chancas in battle.
42.
How did the people of South America preserve their dead? ________________________
43.
True or False. Pachacuti defeated the Chancas.
44.
Most of modern day Chile, Bolivia, and Peru united under ___________________ rule. To link
their territory a network of ___________________ stretching 25,000 miles over some of the steepest
terrain on earth. At the end of the trail, ____________________________, Pachacuti’s palace in the
clouds, ___________________ to the rest of mankind.
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 5: The Plague
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
The mongols
0:00
1.
Northern China, 1215 AD. The Mongols are coming. 50,000 warriors. The world’s greatest
cavalry army. Their leader: Genghis Khan. One of the bloodiest warriors in human history. His target:
Chung Tu. Today’s Beijing, China’s capital city.
2.
Now a battle for the future of mankind between the city dweller and the nomad.
3.
Genghis Khan, son of a tribal chief. His father was murdered. He was sent into exile.
4.
He escapes his captors, fights his way to the top, unites the Mongols, and begins a campaign
of conquest that will change the world.
5.
What is the key to Genghis Khan’s success? The horse
6.
Using the horse for warfare unlocks a new key for mankind.
7.
Mongol warriors have four horses each. They can eat and sleep on horseback. No army will
travel so far and so fast until World War II.
8.
Climate change is one of the keys to the human story and drives the Mongols to change the
world.
9.
In Mongolia, drought turns pasture into desert. To survive, the Mongols sweep south, towards
China, the great power in Asia. Home to the biggest cities in the world.
10.
What is Genghis Khan’s ultimatum? Surrender or die
11.
What is legend about the Mongols? Their cruelty
12.
What do the Mongols use to take the city? Chinese engineers and battle rams
13.
In his lifetime, Genghis Khan is said to be responsible for the deaths of up to 40 million
people, as many as Adolf Hitler.
14.
He conquers more land in 25 years than Rome did in 400. 4.5 million square miles. The
largest empire so far in human history. And the key to its success: communication.
15.
Every 30 miles, a relay post with 400 horses. Government messengers, carrying an official
medallion, can claim food and a fresh mount. The world’s first passport.
The bubonic plague
12:30
16.
What is Kutluk suffering from? The Bubonic Plague
17.
What passes on this disease? The flea
18.
In 1337, 4 people die in Issyk Kul. 2 years later, there are 100 deaths. But this is just the
beginning.
19.
How did the plague make it to Europe? Black rats that carried plague infected fleas
20.
Black rats infest the cargo that travels along the Mongol trading routes. Spreading out from
Issyk Kul, the plague sweeps east to China and west towards Europe.
21.
Kaffa, on the Black Sea. A thriving port at the crossroads of east and west, controlled by
Italian merchants. One man is credited with speeding the plague into Europe, a descendant of
Genghis Khan: Jani Beg.
22.
What is Jani Beg’s terrible new weapon? The dead men become ammunition (dead from the
plague)
23.
The inhabitants of Kaffa try to outrun the plague and flee to Europe. They have no idea they
are bringing the disease with them. The plague, on route to the world’s most densely populated
continent.
24.
How long does the plague take to cross Asia? 10 years
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25.
Why is Europe perfect for the spreading of the bubonic plague? Densely populated cities, filth,
squalor, and lots of rats make the disease spread easily
26.
Once the plague bacteria mutate, how are they spread? By air (airborne)
27.
The kill rate of the plague goes from 75% to what? Nearly 100
28.
In six months, 31,000 people, 60% of Siena, wiped out.
29.
Avignon, France. Home to Pope Clement VI, one of the most powerful men in the world,
controlling vast armies and enormous wealth.
30.
True or False. Pope Clement VI consecrates the River Rhone as a floating cemetery.
Saint valentine’s day massacre
31:35
31.
What rumor about the plague is spread in Strasbourg, Germany? Jews are poisoning the
drinking water
32.
When fear grips mankind, minorities are an easy target. The authorities in Strasbourg try to
protect them, posting guards in the streets, but isolation breeds contempt. The mob takes the law
into its own hands.
33.
February 14th. A Saint Valentine’s Day massacre. The Jews of Strasbourg are given a choice:
convert or die. 1,000 Jews are burned alive. But the massacre does nothing to save the city. 5
months later, the plague arrives, claiming another 16,000 victims.
34.
How many people die from plague over a 15-year period? 50 million
The rise of the inca empire
35:50
35.
What stopped the plague from reaching the Americas? The Atlantic Ocean
36.
How many people live in the Americas? 90 million
37.
True or False. The new world has horses, iron tools, and wheeled vehicles.
38.
Thousands of feet above sea level, they cultivate crops totally unknown to the rest of the
world. Potatoes, tomatoes, corn. 60 years later, the Spanish will bring these super foods back to
Europe. A key moment in shaping the diet of mankind.
39.
True or False. The Incas enemy is the Chancas, bloodthirsty warriors who use the bones of
enemies as trophies.
40.
What is the Inca capital? Cusco
41.
True or False. Uscovilca, a dead king, leads the Chancas in battle.
42.
How did the people of South America preserve their dead? Mummified them
43.
True or False. Pachacuti defeated the Chancas.
44.
Most of modern day Chile, Bolivia, and Peru united under Inca rule. To link their territory a
network of trails stretching 25,000 miles over some of the steepest terrain on earth. At the end of the
trail, Machu Picchu, Pachacuti’s palace in the clouds, unknown to the rest of mankind.
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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
EPISODE 6: SURVIVORS
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 45-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK, TRUE
OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN
ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Gold and salt in Africa lead to a vibrant
trade between continents. Europe is reborn. Money flows into Venice creating new
opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to take risks. In China, a new weapon – the gun allows
a peasant uprising to unify the country. Chinese innovations inspire Europe, leading to the –
printing press. Millions of books are printed, one of which will inspire a journey to the New
World. Armed with new ideas and technologies, Europeans set their sights on conquering
new lands.
Keys Include Printing Press, Salt, Gunpowder, Gold
Terms to define: analogy, aristocrat, capitalism, commodity, elixir, industrial, nomad,
prototype, renaissance
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Name ____________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 6: Survivors
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Gold and salt in Africa lead to a vibrant trade between
continents. Europe is reborn. Money flows into Venice creating new opportunities for
entrepreneurs willing to take risks. In China, a new weapon – the gun allows a peasant
uprising to unify the country. Chinese innovations inspire Europe, leading to the – printing
press. Millions of books are printed, one of which will inspire a journey to the New World.
Armed with new ideas and technologies, Europeans set their sights on conquering new lands.
Salt
0:00
1.
1352. The Sahara. The largest _____________________ on the planet. A searing wilderness
the size of the _____________________. The toughest challenge an _____________________ can
face.
2.
The _____________________ rages through Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It’s killed up
to a _____________________ of the world’s population. In Damascus, Syria, Ibn Battuta records
2,400 deaths in a single _____________________.
3.
The Sahara is a _____________________ against the pandemic. With temperatures up to
135 degrees, the plague can’t survive the _____________________ of the desert.
4.
Before refrigeration, _____________________ was the key to preserving food. It absorbs
water and stops bacteria from growing; salted food can last for a _____________________ without
spoiling.
5.
Millions of years ago what was the Sahara? _____________________
6.
What was left behind as the water evaporated? _____________________
7.
After two months in the _____________________, Ibn Battuta’s camel train reaches its
destination, the cities of _____________________.
8.
In Mali, salt is so in demand, it’s traded for _____________________. Today, most gold in the
world has to be mined deep _____________________. In Mali, it flows out of the bedrock of the
_____________________ Niger. At this time, as much as two-thirds of the world’s known gold
reserves are in west _____________________. The key that turns Mali’s rulers into some of the
richest men in the _____________________ and their cities into centers of ___________________.
9.
True or False. Zimbabwe is the legendary site of King Solomon’s mines.
10.
Ibn Battuta will return to Morocco and _____________________ the oldest surviving account
of Timbuktu and the wealth of _____________________.
11.
African gold will be key to the greatest explosion of _____________________ the western
world has ever known. It will make some men _____________________ and others, reckless.
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Venice
12:10
12.
Venice. 117 _____________________ islands joined together become a thriving center of
commerce. _____________________ from the Middle East. _____________________ from India.
And the key to its wealth, _____________________ from Africa.
13.
70 year earlier, how much of Venice’s population had been wiped out by the plague?
_____________________
14.
In Venice, African gold is _____________________ into ducats, an international currency.
Merchants bank their ducats with men like Pietro Venier. Modern _____________________ begins
in Italy.
15.
It’s men like Pietro Venire who will _____________________ the Renaissance. The greatest
flourishing of _____________________ and culture the mankind has ever known. After the
devastation of the plague, a _____________________.
Gunpowder & the rise of the ming dynasty
17:30
16.
For a century and a half, the _____________________ have ruled China. But the plague has
killed millions, loosening their grip on _____________________.
17.
1356, outside Nanjing. A gang of three plots _____________________. Their leader: Zhu
Yuanzhang.
18.
What do Yanzhang’s men call themselves? _____________________
19.
By his side, his young _____________________, Ma. Daughter of a warlord, partner in the
_____________________.
20.
Third member of the _____________________: Jiao Yu. Master craftsman.
_____________________ expert.
21.
What was Jiao’s response to the deadly accuracy of the Mongol’s bow and arrow?
_____________________
22.
150 years after Genghis Khan _____________________ their homeland, Zhu Yuanzhang
leads the Red Turbans at the _____________________ of Nanjing. A _____________________
army to drive the Mongols out of China.
23.
Jiao’s _____________________ levels the battlefield and allows a band of
_____________________ to take on the deadliest army in the _____________________.
24.
Over the next _____________________ years, the Chinese drive out the Mongols. Nanjing
becomes _____________________ of a free China. Zhu, a peasant orphaned by the plague,
becomes _____________________ of a new Chinese dynasty. His wife, Ma, the
_____________________, the most powerful woman on the planet.
25.
What does Zhu calls his dynasty? ___________________________________________
26.
The Ming dynasty last for _____________________ years. Its rulers live in the
___________________________, a vast palatial compound. No one can enter or leave without the
emperor’s _____________________. It takes up to a million workers _____________________
years to build.
27.
What great engineering project in China did the Ming complete? _______________________
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Guttenberg’s pr inting pr ess
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28.
1450. Mainz, _____________________. Johannes Guttenberg. Goldsmith. Entrepreneur.
Inventor of the ________________________________.
29.
True or False. In 15th century Europe books are readily available for everyone.
30.
Who invented wood block printing? _________________________________________
31.
The _____________________ age begins here. Every page printed in the past
_____________________ years owes a debt to Guttenberg’s invention.
32.
What is the first thing Guttenberg prints copies of? _______________________________
Christopher Columbus
31:30
33.
Who was the Italian sailor shipwrecked and left for dead by pirates in 1476?
____________________________________________________
34.
What book by Marco Polo inspires Columbus? __________________________________
35.
Columbus’ brother is a _____________________, together they plot a revolutionary idea: to
head _____________________ by traveling _____________________. Not over land like Marco
Polo, but by _____________________.
36.
True or False. Mapmakers of the time are aware of the Americas.
37.
True or False. Columbus thinks that it is quite easy to sail from Europe to China because the
world is smaller than people (mapmakers) realize.
38.
For almost a decade, _____________________ tries to finance his crazy scheme. He’s
turned _____________________ by the rulers of Portugal, Venice, and Genoa. But the balance of
_____________________ in Europe is changing with the help of the _____________________.
Spain’s r ise to power
36:50
39.
1486, Southern Spain. _____________________ years after the Red Turbans, another
_____________________ army fights for independence, using the latest in
_____________________ technology: the harquebus.
40.
For more than _____________________ years, Spain has been run by the Moors,
_____________________ from North Africa. They create their own cities with their own architecture,
centers of _____________________, preserving the knowledge of the _____________________
world.
41.
Spanish armies try to reclaim the country for _____________________. They force the Moors
to retreat back to North _____________________. All that remains is the kingdom of Granada on
the southern tip of _____________________.
42.
What happens to the Spanish guns as the get closer to fort Illora?
____________________________________________________
43.
The _____________________ at Illora: a turning point in the reconquest of Spain. Over the
next six years, city after city _____________________ to the Spanish.
44.
Spain is the new _____________________ in Europe. Ferdinand and Isabella will
_____________________ Columbus’ dream. He’ll sail under a Spanish _____________________.
45.
What are the three keys to the future of mankind brought from contact between east and
west? _____________________, _____________________, _____________________
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Salt
0:00
1.
1352. The Sahara. The largest desert on the planet. A searing wilderness the size of the
United States. The toughest challenge an explorer can face.
2.
The plague rages through Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It’s killed up to a fifth of the
world’s population. In Damascus, Syria, Ibn Battuta records 2,400 deaths in a single day.
3.
The Sahara is a barrier against the pandemic. With temperatures up to 135 degrees, the
plague can’t survive the heat of the desert.
4.
Before refrigeration, salt was the key to preserving food. It absorbs water and stops bacteria
from growing; salted food can last for a year without spoiling.
5.
Millions of years ago what was the Sahara? A sea
6.
What was left behind as the water evaporated? Salt
7.
After two months in the Sahara, Ibn Battuta’s camel train reaches its destination, the cities of
Mali.
8.
In Mali, salt is so in demand, it’s traded for gold. Today, most gold in the world has to be
mined deep underground. In Mali, it flows out of the bedrock of the River Niger. At this time, as much
as two-thirds of the world’s known gold reserves are in west Africa. The key that turns Mali’s rulers
into some of the richest men in the world and their cities into centers of learning.
9.
True or False. Zimbabwe is the legendary site of King Solomon’s mines.
10.
Ibn Battuta will return to Morocco and write the oldest surviving account of Timbuktu and the
wealth of Africa.
11.
African gold will be key to the greatest explosion of ideas the western world has ever known. It
will make some men rich and others, reckless.
Venice
12:10
12.
Venice. 117 mud islands joined together become a thriving center of commerce. Silk from the
Middle East. Spices from India. And the key to its wealth, gold from Africa.
13.
70 year earlier, how much of Venice’s population had been wiped out by the plague? Half
14.
In Venice, African gold is minted into ducats, an international currency. Merchants bank their
ducats with men like Pietro Venier. Modern banking begins in Italy.
15.
It’s men like Pietro Venire who will finance the Renaissance. The greatest flourishing of
learning and culture the mankind has ever known. After the devastation of the plague, a rebirth.
Gunpowder & the rise of the ming dynasty
17:30
16.
For a century and a half, the Mongols have ruled China. But the plague has killed millions,
loosening their grip on power.
17.
1356, outside Nanjing. A gang of three plots revolution. Their leader: Zhu Yuanzhang.
18.
What do Yanzhang’s men call themselves? Red Turbans
19.
By his side, his young wife, Ma. Daughter of a warlord, partner in the revolution.
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20.
Third member of the gang: Jiao Yu. Master craftsman. Weapons expert.
21.
What was Jiao’s response to the deadly accuracy of the Mongol’s bow and arrow?
Gunpowder
22.
150 years after Genghis Khan invades their homeland, Zhu Yuanzhang leads the Red
Turbans at the city of Nanjing. A peasant army to drive the Mongols out of China.
23.
Jiao’s gun levels the battlefield and allows a band of rebels to take on the deadliest army in
the world.
24.
Over the next twelve years, the Chinese drive out the Mongols. Nanjing becomes capital of a
free China. Zhu, a peasant orphaned by the plague, becomes emperor of a new Chinese dynasty.
His wife, Ma, the empress, the most powerful woman on the planet.
25.
What does Zhu calls his dynasty? Ming (it means bright)
26.
The Ming dynasty last for three hundred years. Its rulers live in the Forbidden City, a vast
palatial compound. No one can enter or leave without the emperor’s permission. It takes up to a
million workers 14 years to build.
27.
What great engineering project in China did the Ming complete? The Great Wall of China
Guttenberg’s pr inting pr ess
27:00
28.
1450. Mainz, Germany. Johannes Guttenberg. Goldsmith. Entrepreneur. Inventor of the
printing press.
29.
True or False. In 15th century Europe books are readily available for everyone.
30.
Who invented wood block printing? The Chinese
31.
The information age begins here. Every page printed in the past five hundred years owes a
debt to Guttenberg’s invention.
32.
What is the first thing Guttenberg prints copies of? The Bible (180 copies)
Christopher Columbus
31:30
33.
Who was the Italian sailor shipwrecked and left for dead by pirates in 1476? Christopher
Columbus
34.
What book by Marco Polo inspires Columbus? The Wonders of the World
35.
Columbus’ brother is a mapmaker, together they plot a revolutionary idea: to head east by
traveling west. Not over land like Marco Polo, but by sea.
36.
True or False. Mapmakers of the time are aware of the Americas.
37.
True or False. Columbus thinks that it is quite easy to sail from Europe to China because the
world is smaller than people (mapmakers) realize.
38.
For almost a decade, Columbus tries to finance his crazy scheme. He’s turned down by the
rulers of Portugal, Venice, and Genoa. But the balance of power in Europe is changing with the help
of the gun.
Spain’s r ise to power
36:50
39.
1486, Southern Spain. 130 years after the Red Turbans, another rebel army fights for
independence, using the latest in gun technology: the harquebus.
40.
For more than 700 years, Spain has been run by the Moors, Muslims from North Africa. They
create their own cities with their own architecture, centers of learning, preserving the knowledge of
the ancient world.
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41.
Spanish armies try to reclaim the country for Christianity. They force the Moors to retreat back
to North Africa. All that remains is the kingdom of Granada on the southern tip of Spain.
42.
What happens to the Spanish guns as the get closer to fort Illora? They get more effective
43.
The victory at Illora: a turning point in the reconquest of Spain. Over the next six years, city
after city falls to the Spanish.
44.
Spain is the new power in Europe. Ferdinand and Isabella will fund Columbus’ dream. He’ll
sail under a Spanish flag.
45.
What are the three keys to the future of mankind brought from contact between east and
west? Gold, gunpowder, and the printed word
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EPISODE 7: NEW WORLD
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 45-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK,
TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN
ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: The Americas develop rapidly as
the Aztecs build the biggest city on the planet. On the other side of the world, a Turkish
sultan uses cannons to conquer Constantinople. The East feeds Europe with spices;
explorers are driven to find new commodities and new lands. Columbus, Cortez and
others reach the Americas, starting a battle for that continent. The consequences are
dire for indigenous peoples.
Keys Include: Cannons, Maize, Pepper, Compasses, Ocean Gyres
Terms to define: abundance, artillery, compulsory, conquistadores, ecosystem,
empire, gyre, immunity, obsidian, sovereignty
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 7: New World
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: The Americas develop rapidly as the Aztecs build the
biggest city on the planet. On the other side of the world, a Turkish sultan uses cannons to
conquer Constantinople. The East feeds Europe with spices; explorers are driven to find new
commodities and new lands. Columbus, Cortez and others reach the Americas, starting a
battle for that continent. The consequences are dire for indigenous peoples.
Vikings Explore the Americas
0:00
1.What allowed the Vikings to navigate the most treacherous waters on earth?
_____________________________
2.From Scandinavia, warriors storm through ____________________, raiding, settling,
founding new cities, ____________________ the northern world.
3.Who were the first Europeans known to land in the Americas? ____________________
4.Thorvald Eriksson. Legendary ____________________. A hero whose exploits are
remembered in ____________________ legend.
5.This land belongs to the Innu, descendants of the first ____________________ who came
into America ____________________ years before.
6.
The Innu are expert ____________________, armed with stone-tipped arrows. Swift.
Silent. ____________________.
7.
What is the Viking weapon of choice? _______________________________________
8.
Thorvald Eriksson. The first European to ____________________ on American soil. It
will be ____________________ years before another European sets foot in the New World.
Aztec Civilization
7:40
9.
True or False. Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, was larger than London,
Paris, or Rome.
10.
What was the Aztec civilization dedicated to? _________________________________
11.
To keep the ____________________ in balance, the Aztecs believe they owe a debt of
____________________ to their gods.
12.
Aztec men are trained to ____________________ from puberty. The fiercest become
Jaguar ____________________. Their weapons, not metal, but obsidian, volcanic
____________________. So sharp, some surgeons today ____________________ it over
steel.
13.
True or False. Tlahuicole was a captive warrior in Tenochtitlan fighting for his life.
14.
The Aztecs have created one of the most sophisticated ____________________ on
the planet. A great city with laws against drunkenness, ____________________, and adultery.
Compulsory ____________________ three and a half centuries before the United States. A city
of philosophers, ____________________, mathematicians.
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What do the Aztecs believe their gods need? _________________________________
16.
True or False. Aztec priests only sacrifice a small number of adults per year during one
of their most important ceremonies.
17.
Tlahuicole’s beating ____________________ offered to the god of sun and war,
Huitzilopochtli, guardian of the ____________________. In return, the Aztecs believe, his blood
will guarantee a bountiful ____________________.
18.
What crop do the Aztecs grow that will become key to mankind’s future?
____________
The Fall of Constantinople
17:30
19.
True or False. Constantinople, eastern capital of the Christian world, was founded by
Rome’s first Muslim emperor, Constantine.
20.
Hagia Sophia was the largest what of its day? ________________________________
21.
True or False. In 1453, Constantinople is under siege by an army of 70,000 Ottoman
Turks, led by Sultan Mehmet the second.
22.
If Mehmet can take Constantinople, he will control the key ____________________
routes between east and west, and the city’s vast trade in ____________________.
23.
What major obstacle does the Sultan face as he tries to capture Constantinople as the
jewel of a new Islamic Empire? ______________________________________________
24.
What is the key to the future of war? ________________________________________
25.
True or False. Mehmet captures Constantinople, renames Istanbul, and because he is
hostile to the west, forces Europeans to search for a new route to the riches of the east.
Diaz Travels around the tip of Africa
26:30
26.
True or False. Diaz was a wealthy nobleman searching for a new route to Africa around
the southern tip of India.
27.
What has Diaz been using to navigate?
______________________________________
28.
What becomes key to a new age of exploration? ______________________________
29.
Out of sight of land for ____________________ days. No idea what lies ahead. His
____________________ are useless. Lost at sea. His fate now turns on a powerful force of
nature ____________________ the waves. An ocean gyre, a vast circular
____________________ caused by prevailing winds working against the rotation of the
____________________, creating a conveyor belt of water ____________________ times
more powerful than the Mississippi River.
30.
Diaz claims the land in the name of ____________________ and country. It will
become known as the Cape of ____________________. The key to a new
____________________ route to the east, bypassing Constantinople. A direct passage to
____________________. Within 50 years, it becomes one of the busiest
____________________ lanes in the world.
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33:00
31.
October 12, ____________________. A date seared onto the hard drive of humanity.
____________________ sailors discover land. Leading them, an Italian:
_______________________________________.
32.
Christopher Columbus underestimated the distance to travel to China from Spain by
how many miles? ____________________________
33.
Monarchs from what country finance Columbus’s expedition? ____________________
34.
After five weeks at sea, Columbus finally reaches land that he believes to be Japan,
but which is in fact where? _____________________________________________________
35.
True or False. The Bahamas are home to the Taino people.
36.
Living in a different ____________________ for thousands of years, the people of the
Americas have immunity to a deadly threat: ____________________.
37.
What is Columbus on the search for? _______________________________________
Cortes Conquers Tenochtitlan
38:20
38.
28 years after Columbus, the lust for ____________________ is about to change the
destiny of the New World, through the ambitions of one man: ____________________.
39.
How many European adventurers did Cortes lead? ____________________________
40.
True or False. Aztec emperor Montezuma is the richest most powerful man in the
Americas and rules over 25 million people.
41.
What was Cortes’s plan? _________________________________________________
42.
What are Montezuma’s treasuries filled with? _________________________________
43.
True or False. Montezuma was murdered by his own people, but Cortes escaped.
44.
What lethal time bomb did the Spanish leave behind?
___________________________
45.
11 months after his ____________________, Cortes returns, his victory complete.
He’s hijacked the mighty ____________________ Empire. An empire of
____________________ million brought down by just ____________________ men.
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Vikings Explore the Americas
0:00
1.
What allowed the Vikings to navigate the most treacherous waters on earth? longboats
2.
From Scandinavia, warriors storm through Europe, raiding, settling, founding new
cities, connecting the northern world.
3.
Who were the first Europeans known to land in the Americas? The Vikings
4.
Thorvald Eriksson. Legendary explorer. A hero whose exploits are remembered in
Viking legend.
5.
This land belongs to the Innu, descendants of the first pioneers who came into America
19,000 years before.
6.
The Innu are expert hunters, armed with stone-tipped arrows. Swift. Silent. Deadly.
7.
What is the Viking weapon of choice? The iron broad ax
8.
Thorvald Eriksson. The first European to die on American soil. It will be 500 years
before another European sets foot in the New World.
Aztec Civilization
7:40
9.
True or False. Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, was larger than London,
Paris, or Rome.
10.
What was the Aztec civilization dedicated to? human blood
11.
To keep the universe in balance, the Aztecs believe they owe a debt of blood to their
gods.
12.
Aztec men are trained to fight from puberty. The fiercest become Jaguar knights. Their
weapons, not metal, but obsidian, volcanic glass. So sharp, some surgeons today favor
it over steel.
13.
True or False. Tlahuicole was a captive warrior in Tenochtitlan fighting for his life.
14.
The Aztecs have created one of the most sophisticated civilizations on the planet. A
great city with laws against drunkenness, theft, and adultery. Compulsory education
three and a half centuries before the United States. A city of philosophers, poets,
mathematicians.
15.
What do the Aztecs believe their gods need? Human blood
16.
True or False. Aztec priests only sacrifice a small number of adults per year during one
of their most important ceremonies.
17.
Tlahuicole’s beating heart offered to the god of sun and war, Huitzilopochtli, guardian of
the universe. In return, the Aztecs believe, his blood will guarantee a bountiful harvest.
18.
What crop do the Aztecs grow that will become key to mankind’s future? Corn
The Fall of Constantinople
19.
20.
17:30
True or False. Constantinople, eastern capital of the Christian world, was founded by
Rome’s first Muslim emperor, Constantine.
Hagia Sophia was the largest what of its day? Cathedral
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21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
True or False. In 1453, Constantinople is under siege by an army of 70,000 Ottoman
Turks, led by Sultan Mehmet the second.
If Mehmet can take Constantinople, he will control the key trade routes between east
and west, and the city’s vast trade in spices.
What major obstacle does the Sultan face as he tries to capture Constantinople as the
jewel of a new Islamic Empire? Great defensive walls four miles long and 100-feet high
What is the key to the future of war? Non-stop artillery bombardment
True or False. Mehmet captures Constantinople, renames Istanbul, and because he is
hostile to the west, forces Europeans to search for a new route to the riches of the
east.
Diaz Travels around the tip of Africa
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
26:30
True or False. Diaz was a wealthy nobleman searching for a new route to Africa
around the southern tip of India.
What has Diaz been using to navigate? The coast
What becomes key to a new age of exploration? Triangular lateen sail
Out of sight of land for 13 days. No idea what lies ahead. His maps are useless. Lost at
sea. His fate now turns on a powerful force of nature beneath the waves. An ocean
gyre, a vast circular current caused by prevailing winds working against the rotation of
the earth, creating a conveyor belt of water 4,000 times more powerful than the
Mississippi River.
Diaz claims the land in the name of god and country. It will become known as the Cape
of Good Hope. The key to a new trade route to the east, bypassing Constantinople. A
direct passage to India. Within 50 years, it becomes one of the busiest shipping lanes
in the world.
Columbus Disc overs the Americas
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
33:00
October 12, 1492. A date seared onto the hard drive of humanity. Spanish sailors
discover land. Leading them, an Italian: Christopher Columbus.
Christopher Columbus underestimated the distance to travel to China from Spain by
how many miles? 7,000
Monarchs from what country finance Columbus’s expedition? Spain
After five weeks at sea, Columbus finally reaches land that he believes to be Japan,
but which is in fact where? The Bahamas or the Americas
True or False. The Bahamas are home to the Taino people.
Living in a different ecosystem for thousands of years, the people of the Americas have
immunity to a deadly threat: disease.
What is Columbus on the search for? Treasure or gold
Cortes Conquers Tenochtitlan
38.
39.
38:20
28 years after Columbus, the lust for gold is about to change the destiny of the New
World, through the ambitions of one man: Hernan Cortes.
How many European adventurers did Cortes lead? 500
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41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
True or False. Aztec emperor Montezuma is the richest most powerful man in the
Americas and rules over 25 million people.
What was Cortes’s plan? to kidnap the emperor
What are Montezuma’s treasuries filled with? Gold
True or False. Montezuma was murdered by his own people, but Cortes escaped.
What lethal time bomb did the Spanish leave behind? Small pox
11 months after his escape, Cortes returns, his victory complete. He’s hijacked the
mighty Aztec Empire. An empire of 25 million brought down by just 500 men.
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EPISODE 8: TREASURE
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 42-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK,
TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN
ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Silver flows out of the mines of
the Americas, helping spur new empires and global links. The growth of trade doesn’t
just include products, it includes people. The brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade becomes
an enormous human trafficking system, leading to enslavement of tens of millions of
Africans. Pilgrims, searching for religious freedom, travel to the New World. Mankind is
becoming increasingly connected, with transformative consequences.
Keys Include: Silver, Trade, Slavery
Terms to define: catalyst, commodity, cultivate, encroachment, galleon,
helm, iconic, incapacitated, pilgrim, reprisal
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 8: Treasure
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Silver flows out of the mines of the Americas, helping
spur new empires and global links. The growth of trade doesn’t just include products, it
includes people. The brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade becomes an enormous human trafficking
system, leading to enslavement of tens of millions of Africans. Pilgrims, searching for religious
freedom, travel to the New World. Mankind is becoming increasingly connected, with
transformative consequences.
francis drake
0:00
1.
In 1579, who is the Englishman who helps launch a new age of piracy and becomes
the most successful pirate in history? ____________________________________________
2.
Drake’s secret partner-in-crime is the English ____________________, Elizabeth
I…He’s already plundered over ____________________ Spanish ships. The King of
____________________ has put a price on his head, ____________________ dollars today,
dead or alive.
3.
What is the Spanish ship, the Cacafuego, carrying? ____________________________
4.
Why can’t Drake risk an all out attack? ______________________________________
5.
His plan: a surgical strike from ____________________ quarters, to take out the
Spanish galleon’s main ____________________ …Two ____________________ balls
chained together smash through the mast.
6.
True or False. The pirate haul from the Cacafuego was enough to pay off England’s
entire national debt and fund the English government for a year.
Silver
5:30
7.
What is the key to the new global economy? _________________________________
8.
High in the Andes of ____________________ America, a discovery that will launch a
new era in the story of mankind: Potosi, a mountain made of ____________________.
9.
But within ____________________ years, the richest silver ore is mined out, leaving
Spanish engineers with a ____________________. The remaining ore is too low grade for the
silver to be extracted using ____________________.
10.
True or False. Bartolomeu Medina’s secret formula of using mercury to extract silver is
instantly successful.
11.
Finally, a breakthrough. The missing ingredient, a common substance used to tan
leather: ____________________. Reacting with mercury, the missing catalyst that
____________________ the silver from its impurities. The key that turns the mines of
____________________ into the richest source of silver mankind has ever known.
12.
What are the Spanish silver coins that become the world’s first universal currency
called? ____________________________________________________________________
13.
What does the scroll and pillars of the Spanish royal crest inspire?
________________________________________________________________________
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Tulip market in the Netherlands
12:55
14.
What becomes the world’s new richest and busiest trading city? __________________
15.
A century after the ____________________ conquest of the New World, the riches of
the Americas and an explosion of global ____________________, have turned the
Netherlands into the ____________________ nation on the planet. The Dutch control over
half the world’s ____________________. More new millionaires than
____________________ else on earth. The highest income per head in
____________________. A city in love with ____________________.
16.
What exotic luxury imported from Turkey is in demand in Amsterdam? _____________
17.
Today, a tulip bulb sells for about ____________________ cents, but in Holland in
____________________, the rarest bulbs are selling for ____________________ times their
weight in ____________________.
18.
Fill in the Sequence Map below to illustrate how the price of tulip shares rose from
November 1636 to January 1637.
____. 1636The price of
tulip bulbs
goes up
_________
Early ____.
1636The price of
tulip shares
goes up
_________
Dec. _____,
1636The price of
tulip shares
_________
again
____. 1637The price of
tulip shares
has
_________
again
____. 3,
1637______ tulip
bulbs sell at
auction
19.
True or False. The price of tulips crash and tulips once sold for 5,000 guilders are now
worthless.
Pilgrims
22:00
20.
One group of ____________________ radicals will reject this world as corrupt and
ungodly, and set on a ____________________ that will transform the future of a continent:
_____________________________.
21.
What does this group call themselves? ______________________________________
22.
Why did this group come to North America? __________________________________
23.
Within months, the Pilgrims are struggling to ____________________. They land at
the start of a bitter New England ____________________. Their crops fail. Malnutrition.
Starvation. ____________________. ____________________ men, women, and children
make the crossing. ____________________ months later, ____________________ of them
are dead.
24.
Who does the land the Pilgrims have settled on belong to? ______________________
25.
Samoset: a Wabenaki ____________________. His English learned from earlier
____________________ to this coast.
26.
List three important things about Squanto.
a.
________________________________________________________________
b.
________________________________________________________________
c.
________________________________________________________________
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27.
True or False. Squanto was kidnapped by the Spanish, sold into slavery, won his
freedom, made his way to London, learned English, was hired as an interpreter, and
eventually earned his passage back home.
28.
What is the key to the Pilgrims survival? _____________________________________
29.
____________________ pioneers who turned their back on a world devoted to making
____________________, lay the foundations of the ____________________, the greatest
trading nation of the future.
The slave trade
32:20
30.
What commodity changes the destiny of Africa? ______________________________
31.
What new commodity arises out of the industrial scale agriculture in the Americas?
________________________________________________________________________
32.
True or False. Queen Nzinga never sold African captives or prisoners of war to the
Portuguese.
33.
As the sugar trade ____________________, so does the demand for more African
____________________. Her former trading partners have ____________________ against
her. They now want her ____________________ as slaves.
34.
True or False. Queen Nzinga and her sisters successfully escape from the Portuguese
slave traders.
35.
Over ____________________ centuries, European slave traders will transport
____________________ million Africans to the New World, the majority from
____________________ Africa.
36.
250 years later ____________________ will be abolished. Mankind’s taste for
____________________ transforms the face and civilization of ____________________
continents. Today, almost a ____________________ of the population of the Americas can
race their roots back to ____________________.
Taj Mahal
39:00
37.
How many people is Shah Jahan the emperor of in India? _______________________
38.
Contributing to Jahan’s wealth, a string of trading ____________________ along
India’s coast, drawing thousands of ____________________ merchants flush with American
____________________.
39.
100 ____________________ of silver pours into India each year, generating
____________________ in taxes paid to one man, Shah ____________________.
40.
With the emperor on campaign, his favorite ____________________ in labor with their
____________________ child. Her name, Mumtaz Mahal, ‘the ____________________ of
the palace’.
41.
True or False. Mumtaz Mahal is saved by Shah Jahan.
42.
What does Shah Jahan commission for his beloved wife? _______________________
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 8: Treasure
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
francis drake
0:00
1.
In 1579, who is the Englishman who helps launch a new age of piracy and becomes
the most successful pirate in history? Francis Drake
2.
Drake’s secret partner-in-crime is the English Queen, Elizabeth I…He’s already
plundered over 70 Spanish ships. The King of Spain has put a price on his head, 10 million
dollars today, dead or alive.
3.
What is the Spanish ship, the Cacafuego, carrying? 26 tons of silver from the Americas
4.
Why can’t Drake risk an all out attack? He doesn’t want to sink the ship with the gold
5.
His plan: a surgical strike from close quarters, to take out the Spanish galleon’s main
mast…Two cannon balls chained together smash through the mast.
6.
True or False. The pirate haul from the Cacafuego was enough to pay off England’s
entire national debt and fund the English government for a year.
Silver
5:30
7.
What is the key to the new global economy? American silver
8.
High in the Andes of South America, a discovery that will launch a new era in the story
of mankind: Potosi, a mountain made of silver.
9.
But within 20 years, the richest silver ore is mined out, leaving Spanish engineers with
a problem. The remaining ore is too low grade for the silver to be extracted using heat.
10.
True or False. Bartolomeu Medina’s secret formula of using mercury to extract silver is
instantly successful.
11.
Finally, a breakthrough. The missing ingredient, a common substance used to tan
leather: copper sulfate. Reacting with mercury, the missing catalyst that separates the silver
from its impurities. The key that turns the mines of Potosi into the richest source of silver
mankind has ever known.
12.
What are the Spanish silver coins that become the world’s first universal currency
called? Pesos de ocho or pieces of eight
13.
What does the scroll and pillars of the Spanish royal crest inspire? The dollar sign, $
Tulip market in the Netherlands
12:55
15.
What becomes the world’s new richest and busiest trading city? Amsterdam
16.
A century after the Spanish conquest of the New World, the riches of the Americas and
an explosion of global trade, have turned the Netherlands into the richest nation on the planet.
The Dutch control over half the world’s shipping. More new millionaires than anywhere else on
earth. The highest income per head in Europe. A city in love with gambling.
17.
What exotic luxury imported from Turkey is in demand in Amsterdam? The tulip
18.
Today, a tulip bulb sells for about 50 cents, but in Holland in 1636, the rarest bulbs are
selling for 100 times their weight in gold.
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19.
Fill in the Sequence Map below to illustrate how the price of tulip shares rose from
November 1636 to January 1637.
Nov. 1636The price of
tulip bulbs
goes up 4x
or
quadruples
Early Dec.
1636The price of
tulip shares
goes up 10x
Dec. 12,
1636The price of
tulip shares
doubles
again
Jan. 1637The price of
tulip shares
has doubled
again
Feb. 3.
1637No tulip
bulbs sell at
auction
20.
True or False. The price of tulips crash and tulips once sold for 5,000 guilders are now
worthless.
Pilgrims
21.
22:00
One group of religious radicals will reject this world as corrupt and ungodly, and set on
a journey that will transform the future of a continent: North America.
22.
What does this group call themselves? Pilgrims
23.
Why did this group come to North America? Religious freedom
24.
Within months, the Pilgrims are struggling to survive. They land at the start of a bitter
New England winter. Their crops fail. Malnutrition. Starvation. Disease. 102 men, women, and
children make the crossing. 6 months later, 50 of them are dead.
25.
Who does the land the Pilgrims have settled on belong to? Wabenaki
26.
Samoset: a Wabenaki chief. His English learned from earlier visitors to this coast.
27.
List three important things about Squanto.
a.
diplomat
b.
politician
c.
he will teach the Pilgrims to survive in the New World
28.
True or False. Squanto was kidnapped by the Spanish, sold into slavery, won his
freedom, made his way to London, learned English, was hired as an interpreter, and
eventually earned his passage back home.
29.
What is the key to the Pilgrims survival? Corn
30.
50 pioneers who turned their back on a world devoted to making money, lay the
foundations of the United States, the greatest trading nation of the future.
The slave trade
32:20
31.
What commodity changes the destiny of Africa? Sugar
32.
What new commodity arises out of the industrial scale agriculture in the Americas?
Human beings
33.
True or False. Queen Nzinga never sold African captives or prisoners of war to the
Portuguese.
34.
As the sugar trade expands, so does the demand for more African slaves. Her former
trading partners have turned against her. They now want her people as slaves.
35.
True or False. Queen Nzinga and her sisters successfully escape from the Portuguese
slave traders.
36.
Over three centuries, European slave traders will transport 15 million Africans to the
New World, the majority from Central Africa.
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37.
250 years later slavery will be abolished. Mankind’s taste for sugar transforms the face
and civilization of two continents. Today, almost a fifth of the population of the Americas can
race their roots back to Africa.
Taj Mahal
39:00
38.
How many people is Shah Jahan the emperor of in India? 100 million
39.
Contributing to Jahan’s wealth, a string of trading ports along India’s coast, drawing
thousands of European merchants flush with American silver.
40.
100 tons of silver pours into India each year, generating millions in taxes paid to one
man, Shah Jahan.
41.
With the emperor on campaign, his favorite wife in labor with their fourteenth child. Her
name, Mumtaz Mahal, ‘the jewel of the palace’.
42.
True or False. Mumtaz Mahal is saved by Shah Jahan.
43.
What does Shah Jahan commission for his beloved wife? A tomb, the Taj Mahal
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EPISODE 9: PIONEERS
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 50-QUESTION FILL-IN-THE-BLANK,
TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO INLCUDES, IN
ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Mankind continues to advance
technologically, learning how to master nature. In North America, Siberia and Australia,
ancient traditions are swept away in the name of trade, commerce and science. Within a
hundred years, the irrational fear that produced a witch trial in Salem gives way to a very
rational cry for freedom. American revolutionaries confront a mighty empire. The battle for the
modern world begins.
Keys Include: Fur, Electricity, Lumber
Terms to define: aboriginal, botany, commerce, dialect, maritime, organism, palpable,
superstition
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 9: Pioneers
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Mankind continues to advance technologically,
learning how to master nature. In North America, Siberia and Australia, ancient traditions are
swept away in the name of trade, commerce and science. Within a hundred years, the
irrational fear that produced a witch trial in Salem gives way to a very rational cry for freedom.
American revolutionaries confront a mighty empire. The battle for the modern world begins.
Puritans, New England 1676
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1.
How long have the Puritans been in New England? ____________________________
2.
How long have the Wabenaki been in New England? __________________________
3.
In the New World, Native Americans out number settlers by nearly __________ to
__________. It’s __________________.
4.
What Lewis child survives the Wabenaki attack? __________________
Salem Witch trials 1692
3:27
5.
Mercy Lewis, and __________________ other women and girls, claim Corey is a
__________________. Haunting their __________________, hurting them without touching
them. __________________ testifies.
6.
What religious group do the people of Salem belong to? ________________________
7.
How many are put to death in the 300-year-long witch hunting frenzy of the West?
_________________________________
8.
Five people in __________________ have already been accused. Now it is Martha
Corey’s word against her __________________ accusers. Martha’s only hope is that the
__________________ will see through the girls’ hysteria.
9.
In Salem, over __________________ people are accused of witchcraft, among them, a
four-year-old girl. __________________ executions. __________________ years later, one
teenager withdraws her testimony, claiming to have been deceived by __________________.
10.
What happens to Martha Corey? __________________________________________
11.
True or False. Salem is among the last of the mass witch hunts.
Fr ontiersmen & the fur trade
9:00
12.
What commodity will reshape the world? __________________
13.
Who were the Evenki? __________________________________________________
14.
What are the Evenki arrow tips made out of? _________________________________
15.
What gives pioneers the edge over ancient cultures? ___________________________
16.
Invented in __________________. Developed in Europe. Now, being mass-produced
using __________________, production skyrockets 10,000%.
17.
True of False. The fur trade opens up Russia and the North American wilderness.
18.
What new commercial capital is created because of the fur trade? ________________
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Flamsteed’s Mural Arc
16:00
19.
True or False. Only one in five ships transporting the natural resources of the New
World make it safely to Europe.
20.
Sailors navigate by measuring the angles between the __________________ and the
stars and comparing them with __________________ charts, but these charts are basic and
inaccurate.
21.
One man will transform __________________: astronomer to the English King, John
Flamsteed. He’ll unlock the keys to __________________ trade and exploration by building
his mural arc.
22.
For __________________ moths, Flamsteed has been building his mural arc, a
__________________ moved by a precision gearing system that measures the
__________________ of the stars in the night sky.
23.
Flamsteed gives each __________________ a unique marker. 28,000 measurements
recording their exact position, tripling the number of known start to nearly
__________________. The greatest breakthrough in navigation since the _______________.
24.
How much more accurate is the star chart than before? __________________
Captain Cook
21:15
25.
Who was mankind’s greatest explorer? _____________________________________
26.
What was the name of Cook’s ship? ________________________________________
27.
What ocean do they cross? _______________________________________________
28.
What continent do Cook and his crew discover? _______________________________
29.
True or False. The Aborigine’s have the oldest living culture in the world.
30.
Cook and his crew discover an __________________ like no other. The biggest
__________________ on earth. A continent with its __________________ unique evolution.
__________________ of its mammals found nowhere else on earth.
31.
What man recorded all of the mammals and plants found in Australia?
__________________________________________________________________________
32.
What happens to the Endeavour five weeks into the voyage?
__________________________________________________________________________
33.
What is below Cook’s ship? ______________________________________________
34.
Over __________________ epic voyages, Cook maps Australia,
__________________, the Pacific Ocean, and the Americas. More of the
__________________ than any other explorer.
Benjamin Franklin
30:37
35.
What man is bringing the Scientific Revolution to America? ______________________
36.
What destructive force of nature had mankind lived in fear of since the dawn of time?
__________________________________________________________________________
37.
True or False. A lightning strike is a powerful as a ton of TNT and is five times hotter
than the sun.
38.
Franklin believes lightning is a form of what? _________________________________
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39.
What does franklin use to test his theory?
__________________________________________________________________________
40.
What invention comes out of Franklin’s discovery? _____________________________
Rebellion in America
36:55
41.
True or False. Ebenezer Mudgett made his fortune from wood.
42.
What is the American settler’s greatest source of profit? ________________________
43.
A third of all British __________________ are built in New England. One war ship uses
__________________ trees and costs the equivalent of a modern __________________
carrier.
44.
What do colonists protest against? _________________________________________
45.
What face off with British soldiers kills five civilians? ___________________________
46.
Sheriff Benjamin Whiting charges Mudgett with doing what?
________________________________________________________________________
47.
A year later in __________________, Rebels destroy one million dollars worth of
__________________, one of the most famous acts of resistance in American history.
48.
What war begins in Lexington in 1775? _____________________________________
49.
In 1776 in Philadelphia, what does the Second Continental Congress vote to adopt?
_______________________________________________
50.
Who edited this document? _______________________________________________
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Puritans, New England 1676
0:00
1.
How long have the Puritans been in New England? 30 years
2.
How long have the Wabenaki been in New England? 12,000
3.
In the New World, Native Americans out number settlers by nearly 6 to 1. It’s war.
4.
What Lewis child survives the Wabenaki attack? Mercy Lewis
Salem Witch trials 1692
3:27
5.
Mercy Lewis, and nine other women and girls, claim Corey is a witch. Haunting their
dreams, hurting them without touching them. Mercy testifies.
6.
What religious group do the people of Salem belong to? Puritans
7.
How many are put to death in the 300-year-long witch hunting frenzy of the West?
45,000
8.
Five people in Salem have already been accused. Now it is Martha Corey’s word
against her teenage accusers. Martha’s only hope is that the judge will see through the girls’
hysteria.
9.
In Salem, over 100 people are accused of witchcraft, among them, a four-year-old girl.
20 executions. 14 years later, one teenager withdraws her testimony, claiming to have been
deceived by Satan.
10.
What happens to Martha Corey? She is hanged.
11.
True or False. Salem is among the last of the mass witchhunts.
Fr ontiersmen & the fur trade
9:00
12.
What commodity will reshape the world? Fur
13.
Who were the Evenki? Swift and silent hunters who live in Siberia
14.
What are the Evenki arrow tips made out of? Reindeer antler (can pierce a human
skull)
15.
What gives pioneers the edge over ancient cultures? The gun
16.
Invented in China. Developed in Europe. Now, being mass-produced using cast iron,
production skyrockets 10,000%.
17.
True of False. The fur trade opens up Russia and the North American wilderness.
18.
What new commercial capital is created because of the fur trade? New York
Flamsteed’s Mural Arc
16:00
19.
True or False. Only one in five ships transporting the natural resources of the New
World make it safely to Europe.
20.
Sailors navigate by measuring the angles between the moon and the stars and
comparing them with star charts, but these charts are basic and inaccurate.
21.
One man will transform navigation: astronomer to the English King, John Flamsteed.
He’ll unlock the keys to global trade and exploration by building his mural arc.
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22.
For 14 moths, Flamsteed has been building his mural arc, a telescope moved by a
precision gearing system that measures the angle of the stars in the night sky.
23.
Flamsteed gives each star a unique marker. 28,000 measurements recording their
exact position, tripling the number of known start to nearly 3,000. The greatest breakthrough
in navigation since the compass.
24.
How much more accurate is the star chart than before? 15x
Captain Cook
21:15
25.
Who was mankind’s greatest explorer? Captain James Cook
26.
What was the name of Cook’s ship? The Endeavour
27.
What ocean do they cross? The Pacific
28.
What continent do Cook and his crew discover? Australia
29.
True or False. The Aborigine’s have the oldest living culture in the world.
30.
Cook and his crew discover an ecosystem like no other. The biggest island on earth. A
continent with its own unique evolution. 85% of its mammals found nowhere else on earth.
31.
What man recorded all of the mammals and plants found in Australia? Joseph Banks
32.
What happens to the Endeavour five weeks into the voyage? It hits a reef and begins
to sink
33.
What is below Cook’s ship? The Great Barrier Reef
34.
Over three epic voyages, Cook maps Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Ocean, and
the Americas. More of the world than any other explorer.
Benjamin Franklin
30:37
35.
What man is bringing the Scientific Revolution to America? Benjamin Franklin
36.
What destructive force of nature had mankind lived in fear of since the dawn of time?
Lightning
37.
True or False. A lightning strike is a powerful as a ton of TNT and is five times hotter
than the sun.
38.
Franklin believes lightning is a form of what? Electricity
39.
What does franklin use to test his theory? A specially adapted kite with a metal wire at
the top and a metal key at the base
40.
What invention comes out of Franklin’s discovery? The lightning rod
Rebellion in America
36:55
41.
True or False. Ebenezer Mudgett made his fortune from wood.
42.
What is the American settler’s greatest source of profit? Forests
43.
A third of all British ships are built in New England. One war ship uses 6,000 trees and
costs the equivalent of a modern aircraft carrier.
44.
What do colonists protest against? Heavy taxes
45.
What face off with British soldiers kills five civilians? The Boston Massacre
46.
Sheriff Benjamin Whiting charges Mudgett with doing what? Stealing from the King of
England
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47.
A year later in Boston, Rebels destroy one million dollars worth of tea, one of the most
famous acts of resistance in American history.
48.
What war begins in Lexington in 1775? The war of independence or the American
Revolution
49.
In 1776 in Philadelphia, what does the Second Continental Congress vote to adopt?
The Declaration of Independence
50.
Who edited this document? Franklin
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EPISODE 10: REVOLUTIONS
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 50-QUESTION FILL-IN-THEBLANK, TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO
INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: The thirst for freedom,
equality and political liberty drives the Age of Revolutions. Mechanization of
cloth and harnessing of coal fuels the Industrial Revolution. Cholera and other
diseases devastate many nations, but mankind responds by developing clean
water systems and new medical procedures. British control of the opium trade in
China proves just how connected the world has become. Civil War rages in the
United States. The struggle for equal rights and citizenship continues in places
throughout the globe.
Keys Include: Coal, Railroads, Modern Medicine, Factory
Terms to define: agrarian, capitalism, colonial, consecrate, consumer,
demographic, hinterland, profound, regime, seismic, tycoon, virulent
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 10: Revolutions
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: The thirst for freedom, equality and political
liberty drives the Age of Revolutions. Mechanization of cloth and harnessing of coal
fuels the Industrial Revolution. Cholera and other diseases devastate many nations,
but mankind responds by developing clean water systems and new medical
procedures. British control of the opium trade in China proves just how connected the
world has become. Civil War rages in the United States. The struggle for equal rights
and citizenship continues in places throughout the globe.
British Surrender at Yorktown
0:00
1. Yorktown, Virginia. __________________ troops rout the British army taking
__________________ prisoners. The end of a six-year __________________. Ragtag
revolutionary forces defeat the greatest military __________________ on the planet.
2. Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman. Hand-picked by George __________________ for
a critical mission: to deliver news of the British __________________ to the Continental
Congress in Philadelphia.
3. What new kind of nation is born? __________________________________________
4. True or False. The success of the American Revolution inspires Revolutions in France,
Greece, Poland, Belgium, Haiti, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru.
5. At the same time as the political revolutions, what other revolution was under way?
_______________________________________________________________________
Industr ial Revolution
4:40
6. What tool, with potentially unlimited power, does mankind develop? _______________
7. What country does the Industrial Revolution begin in? __________________________
8. Arkwright’s machine turns raw __________________ into __________________ more
efficiently than any human being. He becomes the world’s first __________________
tycoon.
9. What kind of workplace does Arkwright create? __________________________
10.
How many factories are in England by 1850? ___________________________
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The railroad
8:40
11.
What natural resource made factories possible? _________________________
12.
Coal turns to __________________ and opens the age of mass ____________.
13.
What does steam drive? _________________________________
14.
What is the obstacle LaTrobe and the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad face as they try
to link Baltimore to the Midwest? _____________________________________________
15.
What explosive force helps LaTrobe tunnel through the mountain? ___________
16.
What pioneers are providing the muscle for this railroad project? ____________
17.
How long after construction begins does the Baltimore-Ohio railroad line open?
________
Megacities & Disease
16:25
18.
In the western world, in __________________ years, the number of
__________________ dwellers triples from 50 to more than __________________
million. The industrial megacity is chaotic, __________________, and filthy. A perfect
breeding ground for __________________.
19.
True or False. Poor sanitation was the number one cause of death in the world.
20.
What disease is plaguing the city? __________________
21.
What man is determined to stop the spread of the disease? ________________
22.
True or False. Snow believes cholera is carried by foul air and not in water.
23.
Cholera is compared to what other deadly disease that ravaged Europe?
___________________________________
24.
What does Snow discover? _________________________________________
25.
The pump is just three feet from what? ________________________________
26.
When the authorities remove the __________________ from the pump the
outbreak __________________.
27.
John Snow’s method of __________________ the spread of _______________
is still used today.
28.
What is the key to cities of the future? _________________________________
29.
True or False. Over the next 40 years, new sewer systems in Europe’s cities will
help reduce death and water born disease by up to 25%.
Opium
28:20
30.
The Industrial Age turns Britain into what? ______________________________
31.
What nation does Britain challenge? _____________________________
32.
True or False. China embraces global trade with other countries.
33.
What is the most lucrative commodity on the planet? _____________________
34.
__________________ million Chinese are addicted. __________________
times more than the number of heroin addicts in the U.S. today. Draining China’s
__________________ reserves and tearing the country apart.
35.
What ironic thing does the Chinese emperor do? _________________________
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36.
True or False. James Innes was an opium drug trafficker for Britain who refused
to stop trading drugs in China and helps start a war.
37.
True or False. Britain has 26 times the manpower of China, but China has ten
times the firepower Britain.
38.
True or False. Britain loses the war and stops selling opium to China.
Gettysburg
36:09
39.
Who is America’s new president during the Civil War? ____________________
40.
The North is fighting to preserve what? ________________________________
41.
The South is fighting to preserve what? ________________________________
42.
July __________________. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After
__________________ years of Civil War, the Confederate army __________________
the North.
43.
True or False. Gettysburg will be the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil.
44.
__________________ in the North gives the Union an edge, the
__________________ military technology: the .52-caliber _________________ Carbine.
45.
How many times faster is the Union musket than the rebel musket? __________
46.
In this war, __________________ will lose their lives.
47.
What medical progresses comes out of the carnage of the Civil War?
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
48.
The North’s __________________ might secures them ultimate victory.
__________________ months later, Abraham Lincoln consecrates the battlefield as a
__________________.
49.
How many slaves gain their freedom? __________________
50.
Who wins the Civil War? _____________________
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 10: Revolutions
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
British Surrender at Yorktown
0:00
1. Yorktown, Virginia. Rebel troops rout the British army taking 7,000 prisoners. The end
of a six-year struggle. Ragtag revolutionary forces defeat the greatest military power
on the planet.
2. Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman. Hand-picked by George Washington for a critical
mission: to deliver news of the British surrender to the Continental Congress in
Philadelphia.
3. What new kind of nation is born? Democracy
4. True or False. The success of the American Revolution inspires Revolutions in
France, Greece, Poland, Belgium, Haiti, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru.
5. At the same time as the political revolutions, what other revolution was under way?
The Industrial Revolution
Industr ial Revolution
6. What tool, with potentially unlimited power, does mankind develop? The machine
7. What country does the Industrial Revolution begin in? England
8. Arkwright’s machine turns raw cotton into thread more efficiently than any human
being. He becomes the world’s first industrial tycoon.
9. What kind of workplace does Arkwright create? The factory
10. How many factories are in England by 1850? 4,000
4:40
The railroad
8:40
11. What natural resource made factories possible? Coal
12. Coal turns to steam and opens the age of mass transportation.
13. What does steam drive? The railroad
14. What is the obstacle LaTrobe and the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad face as they try to link
Baltimore to the Midwest? The Appalachian Mountains
15. What explosive force helps LaTrobe tunnel through the mountain? gunpowder
16. What pioneers are providing the muscle for this railroad project? Irish immigrants
17. How long after construction begins does the Baltimore-Ohio railroad line open? 2 ½
years
Megacities & Disease
16:25
18. In the western world, in 50 years, the number of city dwellers triples from 50 to more
than 150 million. The industrial megacity is chaotic, overcrowded, and filthy. A perfect
breeding ground for disease.
19. True or False. Poor sanitation was the number one cause of death in the world.
20. What disease is plaguing the city? Cholera
21. What man is determined to stop the spread of the disease? Physician John Snow
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22. True or False. Snow believes cholera is carried by foul air and not in water.
23. Cholera is compared to what other deadly disease that ravaged Europe? The Black
Plague
24. What does Snow discover? All the victims used the Broad Street pump
25. The pump is just three feet from what? An open sewer
26. When the authorities remove the handle from the pump the outbreak stops.
27. John Snow’s method of mapping the spread of disease is still used today.
28. What is the key to cities of the future? Engineering
29. True or False. Over the next 40 years, new sewer systems in Europe’s cities will help
reduce death and water born disease by up to 25%.
Opium
28:20
30. The Industrial Age turns Britain into what? A world power
31. What nation does Britain challenge? China
32. True or False. China embraces global trade with other countries.
33. What is the most lucrative commodity on the planet? Opium
34. 12 million Chinese are addicted. 15 times more than the number of heroin addicts in
the U.S. today. Draining China’s silver reserves and tearing the country apart.
35. What ironic thing does the Chinese emperor do? Ban opium despite using it himself
36. True or False. James Innes was an opium drug trafficker for Britain who refused to
stop trading drugs in China and helps start a war.
37. True or False. Britain has 26 times the manpower of China, but China has ten times
the firepower Britain.
38. True or False. Britain loses the war and stops selling opium to China.
Gettysburg
36:09
39. Who is America’s new president during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
40. The North is fighting to preserve what? The Union
41. The South is fighting to preserve what? Its economy based on slave labor
42. July 1863. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After two years of Civil War, the Confederate
army invades the North.
43. True or False. Gettysburg will be the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil.
44. Industry in the North gives the Union an edge, the latest military technology: the .52caliber Sharp’s Carbine.
45. How many times faster is the Union musket than the rebel musket? Four times
46. In this war, 600,000 will lose their lives.
47. What medical progresse comes out of the carnage of the Civil War? Field hospitals,
professional doctors, chloroform as an anesthetic, female nurses
48. The North’s industrial might secures them ultimate victory. Four months later,
Abraham Lincoln consecrates the battlefield as a cemetery.
49. How many slaves gain their freedom? Four million
50. Who wins the Civil War? The Union
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EPISODE 11: SPEED
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 50-QUESTION FILL-IN-THEBLANK, TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO
INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Mankind mobilizes toward
modernity. In places like Japan, ancient traditions merge with newfound
technologies. Some nations emerge as superpowers, amassing military might.
From steamships such as the Titanic to skyscrapers like the Empire State
Building, humans create infrastructure and vast communications networks. But
progress has its dark side. The demand for rubber devastates Africa; warfare
and poverty continue to threaten human survival and longevity.
Keys Include: Steel, Migration, Rubber, Skyscrapers
Terms to define: apocalyptic, colonial, liberating, mass production,
reformer, rivets, tenement, micro-organisms
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 11: Speed
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Mankind mobilizes toward modernity. In places
like Japan, ancient traditions merge with newfound technologies. Some nations
emerge as superpowers, amassing military might. From steamships such as the
Titanic to skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, humans create infrastructure and
vast communications networks. But progress has its dark side. The demand for rubber
devastates Africa; warfare and poverty continue to threaten human survival and
longevity.
Mass Produc tion
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
0:00
Where was the Confederate Capital? ________________________________________
The American Civil War, the bloodiest ____________________ in U.S. history.
____________________ Americans dead. More than World Wars I and II
____________________.
In modern ages what is they key to the success of mankind? _____________________
Four out of ____________________ factories are in the North, making
____________________ times more weapons, ____________________ times more
ammunition.
Many Southerners still live a life based on what? _______________________________
Herring and Kent are meant to ____________________ the South’s most valued
commodity: ____________________, and to destroy food and supplies, anything that
could be of use to ____________________ troops.
True or False. The Richmond fire only burned the warehouses and the city was left in
tact waiting for the Confederates to return.
What happens six days after the burning of Richmond? _________________________
New inventions ____________________ produced. Identical ____________________
made separately, put together on the assembly ____________________. High volume,
low ____________________. Around the world a chain reaction. Industry expands
____________________.
What country had a medieval way of life isolated from western progress? ___________
The Samurai live and die by what? __________________________________________
What does Iwasaki do? __________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Iwasaki enters the barbershop a Samurai, but leaves a what? ____________________
What company does Iwasaki create? ________________________________________
What does this company build ships out of? __________________________________
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16. In just over a ____________________, Mitsubishi becomes the world’s largest
corporation building ____________________, planes, and ____________________.
17. Japan learns in a ____________________ what the west developed in a
____________________. Today, it’s the planet’s ____________________ richest
nation.
Sinkable Titanic
14:34
18. What do the Irish workers build out of steel? __________________________________
19. April 14, ____________________. R.M.S. Titanic bound for ____________________.
Mankind puts its faith in ____________________. On board, a Morse Code message
system, the ____________________ telegraph.
20. True or False. At 9:40 p.m. the Titanic received a warning about heavy ice and icebergs
from another ship eight miles ahead.
21. How many passengers are on the Titanic? ___________________________________
22. Steamships power the greatest ____________________ in human history. Over half a
century, ____________________ in ____________________ people on the planet
emigrate. The most popular destination, across the Atlantic: ____________________.
23. How many people migrate to the U.S.A.? _____________________________________
24. Why doesn’t Jack Phillips hear about the iceberg warning? _______________________
______________________________________________________________________
25. Which cabins flood first? __________________________________________________
26. What is the new international distress signal? _________________________________
27. Why doesn’t the Californian come to the Titanic’s rescue?
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
28. Why can’t the third class passengers get up to the deck? ________________________
29. April ____________________, 1912, ____________________ A.M. Two and three
quarter hours after hitting an ____________________, Titanic, the unsinkable ship,
____________________.
30. How many passengers and crew never reach New York? ____________________
Rubber Revolution
25:26
31. What does inventor Charles Goodyear want to figure out how to make more useful and
resilient? ____________________
32. What does Goodyear add that provides a breakthrough? ____________________
33. True or False. Almost every machine in the Industrial Revolution relies on rubber fittings
and seals.
34. The Congo. ____________________ square miles. Over ____________________
rubber plants. Under ____________________ colonial rule. The
____________________ of darkness.
35. What does the Congolese man bring to Alice Harris? ___________________________
______________________________________________________________________
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36. For ____________________ years, Belgium’s King Leopold has run the
____________________ as his own private estate. Millions forced to tap
____________________. The ____________________ line his pockets.
37. How many Congolese die during 15 years of Leopold’s ruler? ____________________
Power of Photography
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38. Alice Harris will expose the ____________________ of Leopold’s regime and shift
____________________ opinion. A ____________________ that will change mankind.
39. Harris will tell the world what is happening in the ____________________, that children
are routinely ____________________ as a warning to villagers. The weapon: a
____________________.
40. How many amateurs have a camera by 1900? ________________________________
41. Harris takes hundreds of ____________________ in the Congo. They are published in
____________________ across the world, shocking ____________________ of
readers.
42. The campaign forces King Leopold to ____________________ the Congo and the
rubber trade. ________________________________, a new power in a modern world.
____________________ to illuminating the planet’s darkest corners.
War on Bacter ia
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
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How many people die in WWI? _____________________________________________
What do 1/3 of the people during WWI die from? _______________________________
What is the life expectancy on the front line during WWI in France? ________________
True of False. Alexander Fleming was a bacteriologist on a quest to discover how to
successfully treat wounds infected by bacteria.
True or False. Bacteria have killed more people than all the wars in history combined.
By WWI, doctors realize there is a link between ____________________ and disease,
but can’t stop ____________________ from spreading. The tried and tested cure, cut
away ____________________, douse it in antiseptic, carbolic ____________________.
A deadly trade off. The acid disinfects wounds but also ____________________ white
blood cells. The body’s natural ____________________ against bacteria.
What does Fleming discover while working in a hospital in London in 1928?
____________________
Within 15 years, penicillin saves ____________________ lives a year. A miracle drug.
The world’s first ____________________. Today we make ____________________
tons of it every year.
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 11: Speed
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Mass Produc tion
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1.
Where was the Confederate Capital? Richmond, Virginia
2.
The American Civil War, the bloodiest war in U.S. history. 600,000 Americans dead.
More than World Wars I and II combined.
3.
In modern ages what is they key to the success of mankind? Mass production
4.
Four out of five factories are in the North, making 25 times more weapons, six times
more ammunition.
5.
Many Southerners still live a life based on what? Farming
6.
Herring and Kent are meant to burn the South’s most valued commodity: tobacco, and
to destroy food and supplies, anything that could be of use to Union troops.
7.
True or False. The Richmond fire only burned the warehouses and the city was left in
tact waiting for the Confederates to return.
8.
What happens six days after the burning of Richmond? The South surrenders
9.
New inventions mass produced. Identical parts made separately, put together on the
assembly line. High volume, low cost. Around the world a chain reaction. Industry expands
700%.
10.
What country had a medieval way of life isolated from western progress? Japan
11.
The Samurai live and die by what? The sword
12.
What dies Iwasaki do? Removes his top knot and rejects the old order
13.
Iwasaki enters the barbershop a Samurai, but leaves a what? Entrepreneur
14.
What company does Iwasaki create? Mitsubishi
15.
What does this company build ships out of? Steel
16.
In just over a century, Mitsubishi becomes the world’s largest corporation building
ships, planes, and cars.
17.
Japan learns in a decade what the west developed in a century. Today, it’s the planet’s
third richest nation.
Sinkable Titanic
14:34
18.
What do the Irish workers build out of steel? The Titanic
19.
April 14, 1912. R.M.S. Titanic bound for New York. Mankind puts its faith in technology.
On board, a Morse Code message system, the wireless telegraph.
20.
True or False. At 9:40 p.m. the Titanic received a warning about heavy ice and
icebergs from another ship eight miles ahead.
21.
How many passengers are on the Titanic? 1,316
22.
Steamships power the greatest migration in human history. Over half a century, one in
20 people on the planet emigrate. The most popular destination, across the Atlantic: America.
23.
How many people migrate to the U.S.A.? 26 million
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24.
Why doesn’t Jack Phillips hear about the iceberg warning? He is too busy sending
personal messages for the first class passengers
25.
Which cabins flood first? 3rd class
26.
What is the new international distress signal? S.O.S.
27.
Why doesn’t the Californian come to the Titanic’s rescue? The telegraph was turned off
15 minutes earlier, so they didn’t receive the S.O.S. signal
28.
Why can’t the third class passengers get up to the deck? The doors were locked
29.
April 15, 1912, 2:28 A.M. Two and three quarter hours after hitting an iceberg, Titanic,
the unsinkable ship, sinks.
30.
How many passengers and crew never reach New York? 1,503
Rubber Revolution
25:26
31.
What does inventor Charles Goodyear want to figure out how to make more useful and
resilient? rubber
32.
What does Goodyear add that provides a breakthrough? sulfur
33.
True or False. Almost every machine in the Industrial Revolution relies on rubber
fittings and seals.
34.
The Congo. 900,000 square miles. Over 2 billion rubber plants. Under brutal colonial
rule. The heart of darkness.
35.
What does the Congolese man bring to Alice Harris? The severed hand and foot of his
daughter
36.
For 19 years, Belgium’s King Leopold has run the Congo as his own private estate.
Millions forced to tap rubber. The profits line his pockets.
37.
How many Congolese die during 15 years of Leopold’s ruler? 10 million
Power of Photography
32:45
38.
Alice Harris will expose the brutality of Leopold’s regime and shift world opinion. A
photograph that will change mankind.
39.
Harris will tell the world what is happening in the Congo, that children are routinely
maimed as a warning to villagers. The weapon: a camera.
40.
How many amateurs have a camera by 1900? 2 million
41.
Harris takes hundreds of photos in the Congo. They are published in newspapers
across the world, shocking millions of readers.
42.
The campaign forces King Leopold to quit the Congo and the rubber trade. Mass
media, a new power in a modern world. Key to illuminating the planet’s darkest corners.
War on Bacteria
37:10
43.
How many people die in WWI? 8.5 million
44.
What do 1/3 of the people during WWI die from? Disease
45.
What is the life expectancy on the front line during WWI in France? 6 weeks
46.
True of False. Alexander Fleming was a bacteriologist on a quest to discover how to
successfully treat wounds infected by bacteria.
47.
True or False. Bacteria have killed more people than all the wars in history combined.
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48.
By WWI, doctors realize there is a link between bacteria and disease, but can’t stop
infection from spreading. The tried and tested cure, cut away tissue, douse it in antiseptic,
carbolic acid. A deadly trade off. The acid disinfects wounds but also attacks white blood cells.
The body’s natural defense against bacteria.
49.
What does Fleming discover while working in a hospital in London in 1928? Penicillin
50.
Within 15 years, penicillin saves one million lives a year. A miracle drug. The world’s
first antibiotic. Today we make 45,000 tons of it every year.
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MANKIND: THE STORY OF ALL OF US
EPISODE 12: NEW FRONTIERS
THIS WORKSHEET SET INCLUDES, IN ORDER, A 40-QUESTION FILL-IN-THEBLANK, TRUE OR FALSE, AND SHORT ANSWER WORKSHEET. THE SET ALSO
INLCUDES, IN ORDER, AN ANSWER KEY.
EPISODE SUMMARY FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL: Mankind builds
increasingly complex systems, feeding billions of people, reshaping the
landscape and re-engineering the human body. Modern food cultivation enables
population explosions while uranium enables incredible destruction. Mankind
travels to the moon and performs heart transplants. Globally, people continue to
struggle for civil rights, equality and peace. 100,000 years ago there were a few
thousand hunter-gatherers on the African savannas. Today there are 7 billion of
us in every corner of the globe.
Keys Include: Uranium, DNA, Vaccination, Nitrogen, Space Travel
Terms to define: ravage, hybrid, tundra, permafrost, integrated, ballistics,
cosmic, apocalyptic, pervade, protest, innovation, pandemic
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Name ________________________________ Date ______________________ # ________
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 12: New Frontiers
from The History Channel Series Mankind: The Story of All of Us
History Channel episode description: Mankind builds increasingly complex systems,
feeding billions of people, reshaping the landscape and re-engineering the human
body. Modern food cultivation enables population explosions while uranium enables
incredible destruction. Mankind travels to the moon and performs heart
transplants. Globally, people continue to struggle for civil rights, equality and peace.
100,000 years ago there were a few thousand hunter-gatherers on the African
savannas. Today there are 7 billion of us in every corner of the globe.
Increasing food supply
0:00
1. Today, over ____________________ billion humans on planet earth. In just four
generations, our population has grown by over ____________________ billion. Faster in
the first ____________________ years of the twentieth century than in the previous
____________________.
2. What happened to the Midwest in 1935? _______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
3. What wonder crop does Roswell Garst believe will save the Midwest?
________________________________________________________________________
4. Why are farmers initially reluctant to buy the seed from Garst? ______________________
________________________________________________________________________
5. Garst gambles everything. He gives farmer the seed for ____________________ in return
for a share of their ____________________. Across fifty counties, in
____________________ states, during the worst drought every, miraculous
____________________.
6. What other revolutionary product does Garst sell? ________________________________
7. Today almost every industrial ____________________ uses nitrogen fertilizer. Garst
becomes an international ____________________ consultant and one of the largest
____________________ suppliers in the world.
8. With new crops and ____________________, we’ve grown more in the last
____________________ years than in the previous ____________________.
Road building boom
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9. 1942. Mankind’s first truly global ____________________. In Europe,
____________________ Germany dominates. In the Pacific, Imperial
____________________. The largest state in the U.S., ____________________,
dangerously close to Asia and isolated.
10. Now, ____________________ American soldiers blaze an impossible trail, the Alcan
Highway, to link ____________________ to west coast ____________________ and the
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rest of the ____________________________. An engineering challenge that will connect
a ____________________.
11. What are four challenges or obstacles the men faced while building the Alcan Highway?
a. ________________________________________________________________
b. ________________________________________________________________
c. ________________________________________________________________
d. ________________________________________________________________
12. True or False. 1/3 of the Alcan Highway workforce in Alaska was African American
soldiers.
13. What obstacle did the army encounter that stalled the highway? _____________________
14. True or False. General Hoag told his men to ditch the bulldozers and use tree trunks and
branches to finish the Alcan Highway.
15. What happened on October 29, 1942? _________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
16. Within six years, the U.S. Army is racially ____________________. The Alcan Highway
complete is part of a ____________________ mile road, the world’s longest drivable
route, running the length of the ____________________.
Nuclear Power
16:21
17. August 6, ____________________. Two miles above the ____________________
Ocean, bomber pilot Col. Bob Tibbets, 30 years old, a military prodigy, is on a secret
mission to end ____________________.
18. What weapon is the ultimate projection of power? ________________________________
19. What is the code name of the bomb on Tibbet’s plane? ____________________________
20. What is the bomb’s target? Hiroshima, _________________________________________
21. Dawn, 850 miles from ____________________, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola
Gay, carries the most destructive ____________________ in the history of mankind.
22. 9:14 A.M. A sixty second ____________________ tone. Below them, a city of
____________________ people. Tibbets has ____________________ to escape the
blast zone. An explosion ____________________ times hotter than the surface of the
____________________. The bomb kills more than ____________________ instantly.
Three days later, a ____________________ atom bomb. ____________________
surrenders.
23. What is the third largest generator of electricity? _________________________________
24. In the twentieth century, ____________________ and ____________________ are the
keys to enhancing our world.
Organ transplantation
25:20
25. What is Barnard planning to do in Capetown in 1967? _____________________________
26. What new technology is key to the operation? ___________________________________
27. True or False. Barnard had done 50 heart transplants on dogs and just as many on
humans.
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28. How many times does the human heart beat in an average life? _____________________
29. What will the life support machine do for Louis Washkansky?
________________________________________________________________________
30. True or False. The donor heart immediately begins to beat on its own once the life support
machine is turned off (the first time).
31. How many heart transplants a year do U.S. surgeons perform? _____________________
Mass media
33:28
32. Why are 600 African Americans marching in Selma, Alabama in 1965?
________________________________________________________________________
33. White authorities block their path with ____________________ and
____________________ intimidation. The only option, ____________________.
34. What was the group’s destination? ____________________________________________
35. True or False. The protestors are given a three-minute warning to disperse and go home,
but when they refuse the police attack ninety seconds later.
36. True or False. Laurens Pierce videotapes the attack and rushes the footage to New York.
37. ____________________ minutes of raw footage interrupts ABC”s Sunday night
____________________. The birth of breaking TV ____________________. By 1965, 9
out of 10 American families own a ____________________. Over 70% of the
____________________ population, watch the evening news. All
____________________ networks show the Selma violence. ____________________
million viewers.
38. Within ____________________ days, President Lyndon Johnson proposes the Voting
Rights Act, outlawing voter ____________________. Landmark legislation. A turning point
for Civil ____________________ in America.
39. Media for the ____________________ means repression won’t go
____________________. In a world of instant communication, everyone has a
____________________.
40. We are the product of our ____________________. 100,000 years ago the emergence of
an extraordinary ____________________ … A hunger to survive, fuels a power to
____________________ …Our thirst for knowledge. A quest to ____________________
…We forge ____________________, but contact can bring ____________________
…Mankind’s most enduring enemy, ____________________ …Yet, in our
____________________ moments, we find enlightenment, and with all we’ve learned we
face the ____________________ …Now, a new journey into inner
____________________ …That same instinct to ____________________ ourselves, will
fuel the exploration of our ____________________, will unlock the power of the
____________________, and reach out into ____________________ …The next step, a
new ____________________ …The story of mankind is only just
____________________.
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ANSWER KEY
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Episode 12: New Frontiers
from The History Channel Series Mankind: the Story of All of Us
Increasing food supply
0:00
1.
Today, over 7 billion humans on planet earth. In just four generations, our population
has grown by over 5 billion. Faster in the first fifty years of the twentieth century than in the
previous 50,000.
2.
What happened to the Midwest in 1935? Dust storms ravage farmland and the worse
drought in U.S. history
3.
What wonder crop does Roswell Garst believe will save the Midwest? Hybrid corn
4.
Why are farmers initially reluctant to buy the seed from Garst? It costs fifty times more
than ordinary corn
5.
Garst gambles everything. He gives farmer the seed for free in return for a share of
their profits. Across fifty counties, in two states, during the worst drought every, miraculous
growth.
6.
What other revolutionary product does Garst sell? Nitrogen fertilizer
7.
Today almost every industrial farm uses nitrogen fertilizer. Garst becomes an
international farming consultant and one of the largest seed suppliers in the world.
8.
With new crops and fertilizers, we’ve grown more in the last 100 years than in the
previous 10,000.
Road building boom
8:00
9.
1942. Mankind’s first truly global war. In Europe, Nazi Germany dominates. In the
Pacific, Imperial Japan. The largest state in the U.S., Alaska, dangerously close to Asia and
isolated.
10.
Now, 11,000 American soldiers blaze an impossible trail, the Alcan Highway, to link
Alaska to west coast Canada and the rest of the United States. An engineering challenge that
will connect a continent.
11.
What are four challenges or obstacles the men faced while building the Alcan
Highway? 1,500 miles of forests and tundra, 200 rivers, the highest mountains in North
America, and it had to be completed in 8 months before the Alaska winter
12.
True or False. 1/3 of the Alcan Highway workforce in Alaska was African American
soldiers.
13.
What obstacle did the army encounter that stalled the highway? Permafrost
14.
True or False. General Hoag told his men to ditch the bulldozers and use tree trunks
and branches to finish the Alcan Highway.
15.
What happened on October 29, 1942? The two ends of the road met, the Alcan
Highway was finished
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16.
Within six years, the U.S. Army is racially integrated. The Alcan Highway complete is
part of a 16,000 mile road, the world’s longest drivable route, running the length of the
Americas.
Nuclear Power
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
August 6, 1945. Two miles above the Pacific Ocean, bomber pilot Col. Bob Tibbets, 30
years old, a military prodigy, is on a secret mission to end WWII.
What weapon is the ultimate projection of power? The atom bomb
What is the code name of the bomb on Tibbet’s plane? Little Boy
What is the bomb’s target? Hiroshima, Japan
Dawn, 850 miles from Japan, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, carries the
most destructive weapon in the history of mankind.
9:14 A.M. A sixty second warning tone. Below them, a city of 350,000 people. Tibbets
has 43 seconds to escape the blast zone. An explosion 10,000 times hotter than the
surface of the sun. The bomb kills more than 60,000 instantly. Three days later, a
second atom bomb. Japan surrenders.
What is the third largest generator of electricity? Nuclear power
In the twentieth century, technology and science are the keys to enhancing our world.
Organ transplantation
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
25:20
What is Barnard planning to do in Capetown in 1967? Heart transplant
What new technology is key to the operation? Life support machine
True or False. Barnard had done 50 heart transplants on dogs and just as many on
humans.
How many times does the human heart beat in an average life? 2.5 billion
What will the life support machine do for Louis Washkansky? The work of the heart
True or False. The donor heart immediately begins to beat on its own once the life
support machine is turned off (the first time).
How many heart transplants a year do U.S. surgeons perform? 2,500
Mass media
32.
16:21
33:28
Why are 600 African Americans marching in Selma, Alabama in 1965? The right to
vote
White authorities block their path with red tape and police intimidation. The only option,
protest.
What was the group’s destination? The state capital, Montgomery
True or False. The protestors are given a three-minute warning to disperse and go
home, but when they refuse the police attack ninety seconds later.
True or False. Laurens Pierce videotapes the attack and rushes the footage to New
York.
15 minutes of raw footage interrupts ABC”s Sunday night movie. The birth of breaking
TV news. By 1965, 9 out of 10 American families own a television. Over 70% of the
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39.
40.
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adult population, watch the evening news. All three networks show the Selma violence.
45 million viewers.
Within 15 days, President Lyndon Johnson proposes the Voting Rights Act, outlawing
voter discrimination. Landmark legislation. A turning point for Civil Rights in America.
Media for the masses means repression won’t go unseen. In a world of instant
communication, everyone has a voice.
We are the product of our history. 100,000 years ago the emergence of an
extraordinary species… A hunger to survive, fuels a power to invent…Our thirst for
knowledge. A quest to explore…We forge connections, but contact can bring
conflict…Mankind’s most enduring enemy, disease…Yet, in our darkest moments, we
find enlightenment, and with all we’ve learned we face the future…Now, a new journey
into inner space…That same instinct to discover ourselves, will fuel the exploration of
our universe, will unlock the power of the sun, and reach out into space…The next
step, a new home…The story of mankind is only just beginning.
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